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HER Number:MDV104190
Name:St John's House, Whitchurch Road, Tavistock


A substantial double fronted Gothic building which was built by the Bedford Estate between 1861 and 1867.


Grid Reference:SX 482 740
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

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1861 AD to 1867 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'St John's House' shown.

West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 8, 52, 70, 100; Map 7 (Report - non-specific). SDV350321.

St John’s House is a substantial double fronted Gothic building which was built by the Bedford Estate between 1861 and 1867 and was occupied between 1866 and 1879 by Gilson Martin, steward to the Bedford estate office. After 1879 the house was let privately. The gardens contain large mature trees and stone boundary walls also feature. St John’s House should be added to the Conservation Area as it is a 19th century building of great merit.

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

Sources / Further Reading

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. 8, 52, 70, 100; Map 7.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63656 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2013 2:56PM