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HER Number:MDV118284
Name:Devon Tors, Yelverton


Built in 1891 as a terrace of houses, they were bought up in 1910 and converted into a temperance hotel. A popular hotel, it continued in use until 1982, when the main part was converted into flats, retaining the bar area, which was later extended. Closed in 2016.


Grid Reference:SX 520 679
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TERRACE (Constructed, XIX - 1891 AD to 1891 AD (Between))
  • TEMPERANCE HOTEL (Altered, XX - 1910 AD to 1982 AD (Between))
  • DAIRY (Altered, XX - 1969 AD to 1984 AD (Between))
  • PUBLIC HOUSE (Altered, XX - 1982 AD to 1989 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The early 20th century historic map shows the terrace, marked as 'The Tors'. Not shown on the late 19th century historic map.

Ordnance Survey, 1950-1954, Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV350147.

'Hotel' is marked on the mid-20th century historic map.

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 33-4 (Monograph). SDV359976.

Built in 1891 as a terrace of houses, they were bought up in 1910 by Charles Wilson, a gentleman and strict churchman, and converted into a temperance hotel. At the time, Yelverton was very popular as a place for convalesce as it was thought that the air was very pure. The hotel was very popular was granted a full licence in 1962. A buttery was added in 1969 and remained in use until 1984.
The hotel continued until 1982 when the main section was converted into flats. The bar remained as the Devon Tors Inn and was extended in 1984.

Richards, A. F., 2017, Comment regarding the Devon Tors, Yelverton (Personal Comment). SDV359993.

Public house has been subject to an enforcement notice (2015) and as of 2016 is no longer trading as a bar.

Google, 2017, Google Streetview, Accessed 16/01/2017 (Website). SDV359965.

August 2011 image shows the bar still apparently still open.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

The modern mapping does not indicate the bar, only the flats. 'The Old Dairy' is indicated on the map.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV350147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1950-1954. Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Map. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #77565 ]
SDV359965Website: Google. 2017. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website. Accessed 16/01/2017.
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 33-4.
SDV359993Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2017. Comment regarding the Devon Tors, Yelverton. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV22574Related to: Tavistock branch of the South Devon Railway (Tavistock to Yelverton) (Monument)
MDV2353Related to: The Plymouth and Dartmoor Tramway (Dartmoor section) (Monument)
MDV2341Related to: The Rock Hotel, Roborough Down (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 3 2017 3:42PM