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HER Number:MDV101059
Name:Maynard's Charity, Ford Street, Tavistock


Row of houses shown as 'Maynard's Charity' on late 19th and early 20th century Ordnance Survey maps. Includes those Listed as 'Ford Street Charity', possibly indicating an extension of the original 18th century almshouses in the later 19th century.


Grid Reference:SX 475 740
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROW (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

21 to 26 Ford Street labelled 'Maynard's Charity'.

Hicks, C. E., 1947, Tavistock: The Changing Scene in the Last Two Centuries, 158, 171-2 (Article in Serial). SDV256401.

In the 1750s, Maynard's Almshouses in Barley Market Street were in a dilapidated state. In the 1760s, almshouses for fifteen poor persons were built in Ford Street.

Google, 2012, Google Streetview (Website). SDV348799.

The building at the west end of the row (21/21a) has a stone tablet with 'Maynard's Charity' inscribed, and a datestone '1879'. The adjacent building (22/22a) appears to have been rebuilt in the 1990s. The rest of the row (23 to 26) has a central door giving access to 23a to 26a, above which is a stone inscribed 'Ford Street Charity 1762' .

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Ford Street Charity, 23 to 26 (consecutive) Ford Street. Eighteenth century, much restored. Two storeys stone rubble. Slate roof. Central pediment over No 24 which has three casements. Nine windows in all. Simple doorcase with rectangular fanlights. Granite tablet (not contemporary) inscribed "Ford Street Charity 1762".

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256401Article in Serial: Hicks, C. E.. 1947. Tavistock: The Changing Scene in the Last Two Centuries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. A5 Hardback. 158, 171-2.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV348799Website: Google. 2012. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV23083Parent of: Ford Street Charity, 23 to 26 Ford Street, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 26 2012 3:30PM