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HER Number:MDV23121
Name:Drake Memorial, Tavistock


Statue of Sir Francis Drake, erected by the Duke of Bedford in 1883.


Grid Reference:SX 475 739
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/194
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93480

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STATUE (XIX to XXI - 1883 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1975, Tavistock Town Walk, 91 (Article in Monograph). SDV352474.

Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 32 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Statue of Sir Francis Drake, Plymouth Road. Erected at the expense of the ninth Duke of Bedford 1883. Standing bronze figure by J E Boehm, with sword, poignard and globe. Square granite plinth with bronze reliefs of four scenes from the life of Sir Francis Drake admiral and navigator (1542-1596). This is the original Drake statue, that on Plymouth Hoe being a replica.

The Tavistock and District Local History Society, 1994, About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks, 15, 24, 47 (Monograph). SDV354806.

West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 11, 38 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.

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

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 32.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83686 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 11, 38.
SDV352474Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Tavistock Town Walk. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 91.
SDV354806Monograph: The Tavistock and District Local History Society. 1994. About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks. About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks. A5 Paperback. 15, 24, 47.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 9:51AM