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HER Number:MDV51327
Name:Crowndale Cottages, Crowndale

Summary

Crowndale Cottages built by the Bedford Estate around 1880 are shown on the late 19th century map as four small cottages later becoming three dwellings. It is possible that they may be a conversion of the early 19th century Crowndale tin smelting house and adjoining cottage.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 473 724
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK HAMLETS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/293

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SMELTING HOUSE? (Built, XIX - 1810 AD to 1819 AD (Between))
  • WORKERS COTTAGE (Built, XIX - 1880 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Crowndale Cottages' shown on 19th century map as a row of four small buildings on the south side of a square enclosure within a larger rectilinear enclosure to the west of the River Tavy. A group of small adjoining buildings is shown along the north side of the square enclosure.


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


Ordnance Survey, 1938, 105SE. Revision of 1905 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition (Cartographic). SDV336767.

'Crowndale Cottages' shown on 1938 map.


Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme, 5 (Report - Assessment). SDV344347.

Crowndale Cottages are not shown on the 1784 Surveyors' Draft drawing but are listed on Tavistock Tithe Map Apportionment of 1842.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

The western two cottages are shown as one dwelling on modern mapping and only four buildings are shown against the northern boundary.


Waterhouse, R., 2017, The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology, 279-81 (Monograph). SDV361789.

Crowndale Smelting House - Tavistock Smelting Company; Devon Tin Smelting Company
Documentary evidence for this short-lived smelting house is hard to find. Appears to have been set up as early as 1819 (perhaps by 1810) on or adjoining the sett of Crowndale Mine. The smelter appears to have been given up by the Devon Tin Smelting Company in 1843 and was certainly out of use by 1846. The house must have been sited near the only leat leading to the mine, but there is no mapped evidence. It is possible that Crowndale Cottages, built by the Bedford Estate around 1880 are a conversion of the smelting house and adjoining cottage (fig 8.49).

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).
SDV336767Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1938. 105SE. Revision of 1905 with additions in 1938. Provisional Edition. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93950 ]
SDV344347Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV361789Monograph: Waterhouse, R.. 2017. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. The Tavistock Canal. Its History and Archaeology. Paperback Volume. 279-81.

Associated Monuments

MDV123232Related to: Tavistock Canal, Main record (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4597 - Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflow Scheme

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2019 12:13PM