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|Holsworthy's St Peter's Fair|
St Peter's Fair is an important annual event that takes place every July. Together with the market, the fair was granted Royal Charter probably between 1155 and 1185, although in Edward 1 reign it was recorded as having taken place "from time immemorial".
Holsworthy Market Square.
|The Great Holsworthy Tree|
Under the village tree in Anglo-Saxon times the lord or earl used to dispense justice & traditionally the Court Leet used to meet there on the evening before Fair Day. The tree is engraved upon a bill dated 1808 drawn by the Holsworthy & West Devon Bank. Old Photographs show the tree in its last stages & it appears to have been removed before 1890. In 1992 it was decided to replant a Great Tree. Due to the volume of traffic where the old tree had stood it was planted at the top end of the Square. This was paid for by public subscription, as was the aforementioned brass plaque.