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HER Number:MDV3962
Name:Fitzford Cottages, Plymouth Road, Tavistock

Summary

Mid 19th century estate housing for Duke of Bedford's miners, built in 1862.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 475 738
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/23/1
  • Old Listed Building Ref: 93483

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INDUSTRIAL HOUSE (XIX - 1862 AD to 1862 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX47SE9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV259521.

Site of Fitzford Mansion. Examined 15/10/1951.


Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 22 (Monograph). SDV7016.

During the copper mining boom in the mid 19th century, the Duke of Bedford constructed worker's houses for the miners at Fitzford.


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


Brayshay, M., 1982, The Duke of Bedford's Model Cottages in Tavistock,1840-1870, 119; figure 5 (Article in Serial). SDV242448.

In 1862, 36 cottages were erected at Fitzford, in six terraces. They had large gardens front and back, some overlooking the canal.


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, 1995, Tavistock Conservation Area Partnership Bid, 2-7 (Report - non-specific). SDV351526.


West Devon Borough Council, 1996, Tavistock Conservation Area Partnership Action Plan, 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV351527.


West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 22, 29, 39-40 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.

The four groups of listed Bedford Cottages in Parkwood Road, Dolvin Road, Fitzford and Westbridge, are all suffering from a variety of unauthorised alterations. Many of these have taken place since the buildings were listed. They are a unique and valuable survival from Tavistock's industrial past, are of national importance, and must be preserved and enhanced for future generations.


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


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

1 to 36 Fitzford Cottages. Dated 1862 on a plaque between numbers 27 and 28. One of the Duke of Bedford's housing schemes for his miners. Two rows of houses each containing 3 blocks of 6 dwellings. Two storeys stone rubble, some colour-washed, some roughcast. Gipped slate roofs with brick chimneystacks. One casement window to each house, some altered. Gabled weather porches, the end houses have these in the side elevations.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV242448Article in Serial: Brayshay, M.. 1982. The Duke of Bedford's Model Cottages in Tavistock,1840-1870. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 114. Paperback Volume. 119; figure 5.
SDV259521Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX47SE9. OSAD Card. Card Index + Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #90395 ]
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. 22, 29, 39-40.
SDV351526Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 1995. Tavistock Conservation Area Partnership Bid. West Devon Borough Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 2-7.
SDV351527Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 1996. Tavistock Conservation Area Partnership Action Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 2.
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.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 22.

Associated Monuments

MDV71357Related to: Wheal Anna Maria, Settling Ponds (Monument)
MDV71531Related to: Wheal Emma, Agnes Shaft Dressing Area (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2018 3:05PM