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HER Number:MDV21701
Name:Higher Market House, Tavistock

Summary

Higher Market House, shown on mid 18th century town plan.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 479 745
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/117
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX47SE17

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET HOUSE (XII to XVIII - 1200 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Alexander, J. J., 1915, Some Notes on Tavistock History. Second Series, 372-95 (Article in Serial). SDV344361.


Finberg, H. P. R., 1947, The Borough of Tavistock: Its Origin and Early History, 136-7; plate II (Article in Serial). SDV344360.

'Higher Market House' is shown on a street plan of Tavistock by John Wynne in 1755. It is shown at the junction of Higher Back Street and King Street at the northern end of Higher Market Street.


Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 170 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

The earliest market probably occupied the area bounded by King Street and Market Street. By the 18th century there were Higher and Lower Market Houses and the street names such as Barley Street and Butcher Street give the locations of specialist market areas. The process of centralisation of market activities began in 1835 with the construction of the Corn market and in 1860 the New Market was built. Today this is the site of the historic pannier market, which has been carried on in Tavostock for some 870 years.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX47SE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV344359.

Site of Higher Market House. Before 1726 Tavistock had built a Market House where the cross stood.
There are two Market Houses shown on a street plan of 1755 in what was later known as Market Street


Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV344347.


Mettler, A.E., 2010, Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752, 34 (Monograph). SDV350389.

H8 is described as 'Higher Markt house.


The Tavistock Wynne Map Heritage Project, 2012, Tavistock 1752, H8 (Website). SDV350360.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 170.
SDV344347Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV344359Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX47SE17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV344360Article in Serial: Finberg, H. P. R.. 1947. The Borough of Tavistock: Its Origin and Early History. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 79. A5 Hardback. 136-7; plate II.
SDV344361Article in Serial: Alexander, J. J.. 1915. Some Notes on Tavistock History. Second Series. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 47. A5 Hardback. 372-95.
SDV350360Website: The Tavistock Wynne Map Heritage Project. 2012. Tavistock 1752. http://www.tavistock1752.co.uk/index.cfm. Website. H8. [Mapped feature: #83179 ]
SDV350389Monograph: Mettler, A.E.. 2010. Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752. Field Book to the Plan of Tavistock: 1751 and 1752. Paperback Volume. 34.

Associated Monuments

MDV43891Related to: Cattle Market, Tavistock (Monument)
MDV23172Related to: Corn Market, West Street, Tavistock (Building)
MDV21702Related to: Lower Market House, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4597 - Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflow Scheme

Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2018 10:58AM