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HER Number:MDV23054
Name:Post Office, Abbey Place, Tavistock

Summary

Post Office in Abbey Place, built in the mid 19th century. One storey built out extension in matching style.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 481 743
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/127
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93388

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • POST OFFICE (XIX - 1830 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Rectangular building set back from Abbey Place shown as 'P.O.' on 19th century map.


Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 1 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Post Office, Abbey Place built in the mid 19th century. Two storeys stuccoed. Slate roof, concealed by parapet. Moulded cornice. Centre bay projects slightly. End quoins. Three sashes with glazing bars intact in recessed surrounds. One storey built out extension in matching style. Included for group value.


Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1991, Archaeological Assessment of Four Areas of Land Adjoining the River Tavy and Plymouth Road, Tavistock, 7; figure 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV256444.

The Post Office may lie on the site of monastic structures belonging to Tavistock Abbey.


Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV344347.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Tavistock Abbey (Schedule Document). SDV344375.

The Post Office is excluded from the scheduling of Tavistock Abbey although the ground beneath is included.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256444Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1991. Archaeological Assessment of Four Areas of Land Adjoining the River Tavy and Plymouth Road, Tavistock. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.33. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7; figure 2.
SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 1.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83617 ]
SDV344347Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV344375Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Tavistock Abbey. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.

Associated Monuments

MDV3919Related to: Tavistock Abbey (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4597 - Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflow Scheme

Date Last Edited:Sep 28 2012 11:14AM