Bere Ferrers village, Devon
Sometimes known as Beerferris, Bere Ferrers is a small village on southeast coast of the Bere peninsula, between the River Tamar and the River Tavy. The village lies close to the western bank of the River Tavy in southwest Devon.
The village and parish lie within the PL20 postcode district of West Devon. Its post town is Yelverton, 8 miles away to the northeast.
The village church, dedicated to St. Andrew has the distinction of having the oldest stained-glass window within a church in Devon. The church itself was built at the end of the thirteenth century and has many features of interest.
It had a population of 2,989 in the 2011 Census (compared with 3,066 in 2001).
The historical record 'Genuki' describes it as: 'Formerly known as Beer Town, the village lies about two miles above the confluence of the estuary of the Tamar, about 8 miles northwest of Plymouth, and 9½ miles south of Tavistock. Its parish includes many scattered farm houses and about 6,000 acres of fertile land, bounded on the east and west by the tidal waters of the Tamar and Tavy, and terminating at their point of confluence. It is noted for producing vast quantities of apples, cherries, strawberries, gooseberries, currants and the finest cider. At Weir Quay are extensive smelting works, and in the neighbourhood are several lead and tin mines, yielding a large portion of silver, and employing above 1000 hands.'
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