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HER Number:MDV23131
Name:Alexander Centre, Plymouth Road, Tavistock

Summary

Former grammar school of late 19th or early 20th century date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 476 740
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/204
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93493

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GRAMMAR SCHOOL (XIX to XX - 1880 AD to 1906 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Not shown.


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

'Grammar School' marked.


Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 36 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

County Primary School annexe, Plymouth Road. Mid 19th century building formerly the Grammar School. One storey coursed rubble with granite dressings. Slate roof with central bell turret having weather vane. Crenellated parapet with shield. Four three-light mullioned and transomed windows with hood mouldings. Central shield and gargoyles. One storey wings with half- hipped roofs to front. These project to rear with a covered cloister on three sides. Three centred arches to cloisters.


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

Grammar school built in the 1890s to replace that on the corner of Plymouth Road and Russell Street.


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

'Alexander Centre' marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 36.
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).
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83697 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV23127Related to: Tavyside School, 14 Plymouth Road, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2015 11:24AM