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HER Number:MDV23112
Name:Ferrum House, 15 Parkwood Road, Tavistock


Early 19th century two storey house, known as Ferrum Hill in the late 19th century, originally the works office for the brass and iron foundry on Parkwood Road.


Grid Reference:SX 484 746
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/185
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93468

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Early, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

'Ferrum Hill' marked.

Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 28 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Early 19th century. Two storeys. Front cement-rendered. Hipped slate roof. End quoins. Three sashes with glazing bars. Tented canopy with iron supports. Six panelled door. Left wide extension slate hung.

Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Archaeological Assessment of the Development of the Dockrell Yachts Site, Parkwood Road, Tavistock, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV344557.

Freeman, M., 2005, The Tavistock Foundries, Part 1. (Pamphlet). SDV344999.

John Gill had built himself a large house, called Ferrum Hill House, behind the works; it later became Brooklands and is now divided. The house by the road now called Ferrum House was originally the works office.

West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 36 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 28.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83677 ]
SDV344557Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of the Development of the Dockrell Yachts Site, Parkwood Road, Tavistock. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.39. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV344999Pamphlet: Freeman, M.. 2005. The Tavistock Foundries, Part 1.. A4 Folded.
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 36.

Associated Monuments

MDV4093Part of: Mount Foundry, Tavistock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4674 - Archaeological Assessment of the Development of the Dockrell Yachts Site, Parkwood Road Tavistock

Date Last Edited:Jun 14 2013 8:24AM