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HER Number:MDV23079
Name:1-23 Russell Court, Bannawell Street, Tavistock

Summary

South range of Tavistock Union Workhouse, built circa 1835 by the architect Gilbert Scott. Now converted to residential use.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 478 749
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/151
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93426

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WORKHOUSE (Early, XIX - 1835 AD to 1835 AD)

Full description

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

'Tavistock Union Workhouse' shown as a range of buildings around two rectangular courtyards in a large corner enclosure. The northern yard is divided into two by a central range.


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

'Tavistock Union Workhouse' shown on early 20th century map with the northern range shown as a 'Hospital'.


Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 14 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Russell Court, Bannawell Street in Tavistock. Built circa 1835 by the architect Gilbert Scott. Built as a Union Workhouse. Classical style and similar to workhouses at Tiveston, Bideford, Willitin etc, by the same architect. One storey front range has two projecting wings and central pedimented archway. The latter is of granite with rusticated voussoirs. Otherwise the buildings are of stucco. Behind is a three-storey range with octagonal central block, the oblique sides of which project slightly and have pedimented gables. Hipped slate roof. Nineteen windows in all to three-storey range, some retaining 12 panes, some altered.


Morrison, K.A., 1997, The New Poor Law Workhouses of George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt, 193 (Article in Serial). SDV7020.


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

Range of buildings around a rectilinear courtyard shown as 1 to 23 Russell Court.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 14.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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: #83642 ]
SDV7020Article in Serial: Morrison, K.A.. 1997. The New Poor Law Workhouses of George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt. Architectural History. 40. Extract. 193.

Associated Monuments

MDV100974Part of: Tavistock Union Workhouse (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2012 9:42AM