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Cancelled – A visit to Dolvin Road Cemetery (Tavistock Branch)
Mon. 8 August 2022 at 2:00 pm
Sadly we have had to cancel this event because the cemetery is currently closed for access.
In Tavistock, opposite the Duke of Bedford’s Dolvin Road cottages, built by the 7th duke in 1845–48, lies Dolvin Road cemetery. The cemetery has an interesting history, being a burial place for non-conformists, as well as the site of a Quaker chapel and a burial place for the established Church of England. It is the resting place of cholera victims, and a number of well-known individuals including Theophilus Jones, architect/surveyor to the Duke of Bedford; Captain James Richards, Captain of Devon Great Consols mine; and William Merrifield, librarian and early photographer of Tavistock.