Tavistock, Devon.

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles

Francis Drake (c1540-1596) was probably born at Crowndale Farm, on the outskirts of Tavistock. The house is not extant, but there is a plaque nearby. There is a section on him in Tavistock Museum, Drake Road, and a statue with scenes from his life at the end of Plymouth Road which leads to Crowndale or at the western entrance to Tavistock from the Plymouth Road). [1]; [2]

References (show)

  1. Stanier, Peter. Devon. Shire County Guide 27, Shire, Aylesbury, 1989., pp.56-57 & 88
  2. Bailey, Bernadine. American Shrines in England. A. S. Barnes, South Brunswick and New York & Thomas Yoseloff, London, 1977. B. p.13

The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles was created by David Singmaster.
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