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HER Number:MDV23099
Name:5 Market Street, Tavistock

Summary

Three storey house with attic, the façade is circa 1700, but the structure older. Has a pedimented gable with Venetian window below.

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/173
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93449

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XVI to XIX - 1600 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

English Heritage, 03/05/2013, Amendment of Listing, 5 market Street, Tavistock (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV351383.

Amendment to listing. The east end of the building fronts onto North Street and was historically a separate building. The amendment request is principally to clarify the extent of the list entry, particulaly with regard to the east end of the building. The end faces onto North Street and is occasionally known as 8 North Street. This history appears to have created some confusion over the building addresses. Historically the west and east ends have at times been two separate buildings. Since at least the late 19th century the two ends have been shown as one building, although there have been occasions in the 20th century where the ground floor has been subdivided to create two commercial premises. The ground floor is currently in use as a single commercial premise. The east end of the building has certainly undergone the greatest amount of change, and the east elevation is largely a 20th century restoration. However, this end of the building is 18th century in origin and retains a good proportion of its historic roof structure, as well as its historic stone end walls. It is structurally integrated with the Market Street end and forms part of the historic development of this town house.

In conclusion, despite the alterations which have taken place over the years, particularly to the east range, there is still sufficient suviving historic fabric and the overall special interest of the building is retained.


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

Long building shown between Higher Market Street to the west and Love Lane to the east. A small square yard is shown in the centre of the building.


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

Building shown between Market Street and North Street.


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


Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 22 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Facade of circa 1700, structure older. Three storeys and attics. Two window cement rendered front. Gable is pedimented, with modillions and dentils, the cornice breaking forward at quoins. Traces of quoin pilasters remain. Under pediment is a Venetian window with Gothic glazing bars to central light. Sash windows to first and second floors have flush frames and original wide glazing bars. Side wall on right hand has heavy moulded corbel at first floor level. Modern shopfront.


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


West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 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.


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


English Heritage, 25/07/2012, 5 Market Street, Tavistock. Application to amend entry (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV349796.

Application to amend listing for 5, Market Street.


English Heritage, 30/10/2012, 5 Market Street, Tavistock (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV350494.

Completed initial assessment of the building to clarify the extent of the listing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 22.
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).
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 170.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83663 ]
SDV344347Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV349796List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 25/07/2012. 5 Market Street, Tavistock. Application to amend entry. Additions and Amendments to Checklist. Digital.
SDV350494List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 30/10/2012. 5 Market Street, Tavistock. Additions and Amendments to Checklist. Digital.
SDV351383List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 03/05/2013. Amendment of Listing, 5 market Street, Tavistock. Amendment to List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interes. Digital + A4.
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 27-28.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4597 - Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflow Scheme

Date Last Edited:May 20 2019 10:12AM