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HER Number:MDV104145
Name:Old Cemetery, Dolvin Road, Tavistock

Summary

The Dolvin Road Cemetery comprised four burial grounds, opened between 1834 and 1845, and served the parish church and non-conformists. By 1881 the cemetery was full, and a new one was opened on Plymouth Road.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 483 744
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CEMETERY (XIX - 1834 AD to 1881 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Cemetery' shown. Map object based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Old Cemetery' shown.


Devon County Council, 1975, Tavistock Town Walk, 92 (Article in Monograph). SDV352474.

The original Quaker Cemetery which eventually became the Town Cemetery.


The Tavistock and District Local History Society, 1994, About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks, 18, 29, 40-1 (Monograph). SDV354806.


West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 70, 89 (Report - non-specific). SDV350321.

The Dolvin Road Cemetery on the south side of the road comprised four burial grounds and the earliest
to the west was opened for dissenters in 1834. To the east of this, a Quaker Meeting House and burial
ground were opened in 1835. Further east still, two further areas were opened in 1845: the central one
served the parish church, and the ground at the far eastern end provided more accommodation for nonconformists. This cemetery was full by 1881, when a new cemetery was provided in Plymouth Road. Of note is the fact that the Dolvin Road Cemetery is on English Heritage’s Reserve List for the Parks and Gardens Register.


West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 35 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.

In Dolvin Road Cemetery there are potential problems with tree growth. English Heritage is considering adding the cemetery to the Register of Parks and Gardens.


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.


Lovie, J., 2013, Tavistock Old Cemetery (Un-published). SDV357984.

Victorian cemetery.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350321Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Character Appraisal. West Devon Borough Council Report. Digital. 70, 89.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 35.
SDV352474Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Tavistock Town Walk. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 92.
SDV354335Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns: Devon Gardens Trust. 2013. Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest. Historic Parks and Gardens - Register and Local List. Digital.
SDV354806Monograph: The Tavistock and District Local History Society. 1994. About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks. About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks. A5 Paperback. 18, 29, 40-1.
SDV357984Un-published: Lovie, J.. 2013. Tavistock Old Cemetery. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV1594Parent of: Friends Meeting House, Dolvin Road, Tavistock (Building)
MDV51349Related to: New Cemetery, Plymouth Road Tavistock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2015 9:52AM