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HER Number:MDV128167
Name:Wall painting in 4 Market Street, Tavistock


Part of a detailed wall painting depicting a 16th century warship survives in the first floor front room.


Grid Reference:SX 480 744
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Tide Project: 24/04/2020

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WALL PAINTING (XVI - 1501 AD to 1600 AD (Between))

Full description

Beacham, P., 1988, 4 Market Street, Tavistock (Ground Photograph). SDV363545.

Black and white photos of a wall painting on the north wall of first floor front room and a reused window in north-west corner of first floor rear wing.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1326187 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

4 Market Street.
...Painted on the plasterof the left side-wall [of the front room] is what appears to be a C16 sailing-ship withat least 2 masts in red, black, yellow and green; it is certainly ofsome antiquity, since parts of it are overlain by a layer of old whitelime and hair plaster.
See listing description for full details of house.
Date first listed: 20th December 1983

Horner, B., 2020, Tudor warship rediscovered high and dry in Tavistock (Article in Serial). SDV363663.

Part of a detailed wall painting depicting a 16th century warship survives in a first floor room of 4 Market Street. It was first discovered in the 1980s and came to light again during recent refurbishment works. The section that survives is very detailed, showing the forecastle decorated with St George crosses, the foremast and sail and part of the mainmast. The ship appears similar to those on the Anthony Roll, a record of Henry VIII's navy made in 1546.
See article for further details.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1326187.
SDV363545Ground Photograph: Beacham, P.. 1988. 4 Market Street, Tavistock. Devon County Council Conservation Section Photo Archive. Photograph (Paper) + Digital.
SDV363663Article in Serial: Horner, B.. 2020. Tudor warship rediscovered high and dry in Tavistock. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 136. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV23098Part of: 4 Market Street, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 29 2020 9:52AM