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HER Number:MDV23160
Name:59 West Street, Tavistock


Two storey neo-classical house, circa 1830. Three window front with three-light window above central doorway. Said to occupy the site of a house where the last Abbot of Tavistock lived.


Grid Reference:SX 478 743
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/233
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93525

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (Early, XIX - 1820 AD to 1840 AD)

Full description

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

Department of Environment, 1983, Tavistock, 47 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV272550.

Circa 1830. Neo-classical style house of Foulston type. Two storey, three window front. Stuccoed with granite plinth and steps. Pilasters to quoins and central feature have rows of guttae. Stopped blocking course and cornice. Sashes, including three-light window above central doorway. Doorway has recessed porch with square pilasters and rectangular fanlight. Interior has good curved staircase and fluted columns to hall. This building occupies the site of a house called 'Stone Posts' where the last Abbot of Tavistock (John Peryn), is said to have lived after the dissolution.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV272550List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Tavistock. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 47.
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: #83726 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV1598Related to: Stone Posts, West Street, Tavistock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 4 2012 2:24PM