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Holsworthy

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Holsworthy
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Holsworthy is a small historic market town in West Devon. It was mentioned in the Domesday book as Haldurdi and the name is derived from Saxon words the estate of Harold, son of Godwin, Haroldsworthy.

It is situated on the River Deer which is a tributary of the River Tamar.The historic Church of St Peter and St Paul, is thought to date back to the 12th Century.

Another notable building is the town museum which is housed in a 17th century building that was formerly a parsonage. The exhibits include local antiquities and a general history of life in the area.

Holsworthy has a farming community atmosphere and when you visit the thriving outdoor Pannier market on a Wednesday you get the feeling that some things haven't changed in the town in years. Its location makes it an ideal base to enjoy the surrounding countryside or explore Dartmoor, North Devon or North Cornwall.

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Town