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HER Number:MDV43886
Name:Tavistock South Railway Station

Summary

Site of former railway station and buildings off Whitchurch Road, opened by the South Devon & Tavistock Railway Company in 1859.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 481 741
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/266

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RAILWAY STATION (XIX - 1859 AD to 1859 AD (Throughout))

Full description

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

'Station' and 'Goods Shed' marked.


Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J., 1991, Archaeological Assessment of Four Areas of Land Adjoining the River Tavy and Plymouth Road, Tavistock, 10; figure 2, no 30 (Report - Assessment). SDV256444.

Site of dismantled railway station and buildings. Tavistock South Station, of South Devon and Tavistock (later Great Western Railway, Plymouth and Launceston via Lydford). Opened 1859; closed 1962. No railway buildings remain, although a revetment wall survives.


The Tavistock and District Local History Society, 1994, About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks, 18, 55 (Monograph). SDV354806.


West Devon Borough Council, 2003, Tavistock Viaduct Walk: History and Heritage (Leaflet). SDV350246.

On June 22nd 1859 the South Devon & Tavistock Railway Company opened its 13 mile (21 kilometres) route to Plymouth, passing through Yelverton. The station was situated off the road to Whitchurch (now Abbey Rise).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV256444Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D. + Weddell, P. J.. 1991. Archaeological Assessment of Four Areas of Land Adjoining the River Tavy and Plymouth Road, Tavistock. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.33. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10; figure 2, no 30.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91985 ]
SDV350246Leaflet: West Devon Borough Council. 2003. Tavistock Viaduct Walk: History and Heritage. 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. 18, 55.

Associated Monuments

MDV22717Part of: Great Western Railway, Launceston Branch, Tavistock Section (Monument)
MDV43889Related to: Signal Box, Tavistock South Station (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 10:55AM