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HER Number:MDV23127
Name:Tavyside School, 14 Plymouth Road, Tavistock


School built in 1837 by the Bedford Estate.


Grid Reference:SX 480 743
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/200
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93489

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Early, XIX - 1837 AD to 1837 AD)

Full description

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

'Grammar School' marked.

Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 35 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

14 Plymouth Road. Tavyside School (formerly listed as Abbey House under Russell Street). Dated 1837. Built by the Bedford Estate as the grammar school. Two storeys stone ashlar with rustic face. Two gables and gabled half-dormer facing russell street one gable and half-dormer to Plymouth Road. Slate roof with chimneys set diagonally. Two-light stone mullioned windows with hood moulding. Gabled doorway. The letter 'B' and Bedford crest in gables and above doorway.

The Tavistock and District Local History Society, 1994, About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks, 14, 24, 47 (Monograph). SDV354806.

A grammar school built on the corner of Plymouth Road and Russelll Street in the 1830s was replaced by another further along Plymouth Road in the 1890s.

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. 35.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83692 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
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. 14, 24, 47.

Associated Monuments

MDV23131Related to: Alexander Centre, Plymouth Road, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 9:50AM