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HER Number:MDV23098
Name:4 Market Street, Tavistock

Summary

House with shop, the right-hand end of it now part of 3 Market Street, 16th century or earlier. Enlarged during the 16th century, altered in the 18th or19th century and a rear wing added.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/172
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93448

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SHOP (XV to XIX - 1500 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 06/08/1991, Tavistock (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350255.

Description amended.


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


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


Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 21 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Number 4 Market Street in Tavistock. 18th century or earlier restored. Projecting frontage. Three storeys cement rendered. Return wall has splayed corbel at second floor level. Low shop windows, one bowed and one with pentice.


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


West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 4, 20, 27-28 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.

There are a number of buildings in Market Street which date to the 16th or 17th centuries, where a detailed archaeological evaluation will be required before any work can be contemplated.


English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

House with shop, now entirely a shop and workroom; the right-hand end of it now part of Number 3 Market Street. Built in the 16th century or possibly earlier, considerably enlarged during the 16th century; superficially altered in the 18th/19th century and a rear wing added. Rendered stone rubble, except for front wall of rendered timber-framing. Slated roof, hipped to right. Large rendered chimney with tapered cap. Plan: double-depth, one room wide. The rear range, which originally extended into Number 3, has a rear wall 0.69 metres thick and may be basically Medieval. The range appears to have had a second one built in front of it during 16th century with second-storey ceiling-beams 25 centimetres higher than those at the rear. This range did not extend into the present Number 3, which may have contained the entrance to the house. Exterior: three storeys; two-window range. Front of solid side-wall to right corbelled out at second floor level. Ground storey has a ten paned bow window. Half-glazed plank door to left, the upper part with nine panes (now painted over). Entablature at first-floor level, mutilated to insert late 20th century shop sign. Upper storeys have box-framed, four-paned sash windows with horns. Boxed eaves-cornice. Exposed part of side-wall to right is one window wide. Square projecting shop with entablature; centre door. Upper storey windows and eaves-cornice as front. Interior: No early features visible in ground storey, although these probably exist under plaster and boarding. Upper storey has 16th century moulded beams that have been cut off short and replaced by 20th century steel girders. Rear part has butt end of beam protruding through from Number 3. Front room has a beam similarly treated and the remains of a half-beam that formerly lay against the dividing-wall between the front and back rooms. There are complete half-beams against the left side-wall. The mouldings of these beams are similar to those in the rear part, but with the addition of an ogee. Painted on the plaster of the left side-wall is what appears to be a 16th century sailing-ship with at least two masts in red, black, yellow and green; it is certainly of some antiquity, since parts of it are overlain by a layer of old white lime and hair plaster. In the left hand rear corner of the wing is a chimney containing a re-used 16th century stone window with two moulded round-arched lights. Other details: LBS Number 93448.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 21.
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: #83662 ]
SDV344347Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV350255List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 06/08/1991. Tavistock. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. A4 Stapled.
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 4, 20, 27-28.

Associated Monuments

MDV23096Related to: 2 Market Street, Tavistock (Building)
MDV23097Related to: 3 Market Street, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4597 - Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflow Scheme

Date Last Edited:Jun 13 2013 4:32PM