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HER Number:MDV23070
Name:2 and 3 Canal Road, Tavistock


Early 19th century construction designed as the Canal Company offices for the Tavistock Canal. Two storeys, slate hung, the centre block is slightly projecting, the sides were originally lean-tos. Cast iron railings. Later converted into a pair of cottages.


Grid Reference:SX 479 742
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/142
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93414

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANAL OFFICE (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1835 AD (Between))
  • HOUSE (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1835 AD (Between))

Full description

Waterhouse, R., Plans of Tavistock Wharf (Plan - measured). SDV351507.

P1 - Canal company offices and engineer's residence.

Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 10 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Early 19th century pair designed as one unit. Two storeys slate hung, the ground floor below road level. Hipped slate roof with wide eaves. Centre block, slightly projecting has three windows which are set in three two-storey round-headed recesses. The sides were originally lean-tos (one altered) and have a small casement with segmented heads over a round-headed doorway. Cast iron railings.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 318, 322, fig 10.9 (Monograph). SDV361789.

The only surviving building on the northern wharf is the slate-hung Canal Company offices fronting Canal Road, later converted to a pair of cottages. Image of the Canal Company offices in Canal Road, Tavistock.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 10.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83633 ]
SDV351507Plan - measured: Waterhouse, R.. Plans of Tavistock Wharf. Digital.
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 318, 322, fig 10.9.

Associated Monuments

MDV4067Related to: Tavistock Canal, Northern Section (Monument)
MDV43882Related to: Tavistock Wharf, Tavistock Canal (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2018 11:49AM