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HER Number:MDV47666
Name:The Cornwood Inn


Building dates to at least the early / mid-19th century, although may be older. Originally known as the Tavistock Inn, the name was changed in 1873. Many alterations to the building over time, enlarging it considerably.


Grid Reference:SX 605 596
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/231

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD? to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The ’Cornwood Inn’ is shown on the late 19th century (1880s) historic map as a large irregular shaped building on the south side of the road junction.

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

Unchanged from the late 19th century historic map depiction.

Quick, T., 1992, Dartmoor Inns, 24-5 (Monograph). SDV359976.

Date of construction unknown but the Tithe Map indicates a pub here around 1841, at that time known as the Tavistock Inn. Documentary records exist of licenced victuallers in Cornwood dating back to 1761. In 1873 inn changed it's name to the Cornwood Inn. Many alterations to the building over the years, being enlarged over time. In the 1930s the Kelly's Directory lists the inn as having a tea garden and tennis courts, since replaced by a car park. Extended further in the early 1960s, adding a restaurant.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

‘Cornwood Inn’ is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #92986 ]
SDV359976Monograph: Quick, T.. 1992. Dartmoor Inns. Dartmoor Inns. Paperback Volume. 24-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV19446Related to: Cornwood medieval settlement (Monument)
MDV23540Related to: East Lodge, Cornwood (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 23 2017 10:43AM