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HER Number:MDV51349
Name:New Cemetery, Plymouth Road Tavistock

Summary

Cemetery opened in 1882, given to the people of Tavistock by the Duke of Bedford. A modern extension to the cemetery was added in 1946.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 478 733
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX47SE/298

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CEMETERY (XIX to XX - 1882 AD to 1946 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905/1938, 105SE (Cartographic). SDV215664.

'New Cemetery' marked.


Ordnance Survey, 1971, SX47SE (Cartographic). SDV337364.


The Tavistock and District Local History Society, 1994, About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks, 18, 41 (Monograph). SDV354806.


Context One Archaeological Services, 2009, 142-152 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon: An Archaeological Watching Brief, 3; figure 1, site 3 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV344587.


West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Character Appraisal, 8, 67, 89 (Report - non-specific). SDV350321.

Opened in 1882, this attractive space is notable for its mature trees, the listed entrance gate and chapel, and the monuments and gravestones. It was given to the people of Tavistock by the Duke of Bedford and is an important part of its social history.The frontage buildings and the cemetery chapel were all designed by Henry Clutton in 1881, and together they form a particularly fine example of a Victorian cemetery. A modern extension to the cemetery was gifted by Mr Langsford in 1946.


West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 12, 35 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.

English Heritage is considering adding the cemetery to the Register of Parks and Gardens.


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


Devon Gardens Trust, 2013, Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest (Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns). SDV354335.


Lovie, J., 2013, Tavistock New Cemetery (Un-published). SDV357985.

Victorian cemetery. 1855 with a later extension. The original section with a surviving chapel is interesting and merits inclusion.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV215664Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905/1938. 105SE. 6".
SDV337364Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1971. SX47SE. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93960 ]
SDV344587Report - Watching Brief: Context One Archaeological Services. 2009. 142-152 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon: An Archaeological Watching Brief. Context One Archaeological Services Report. COAS/WBF/09/PRD. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3; figure 1, site 3.
SDV350321Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Character Appraisal. West Devon Borough Council Report. Digital. 8, 67, 89.
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 12, 35.
SDV354335Reg/Local list of Historic Parks and Gdns: Devon Gardens Trust. 2013. Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Interest. Historic Parks and Gardens - Register and Local List. Digital.
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, 41.
SDV357985Un-published: Lovie, J.. 2013. Tavistock New Cemetery. Devon Local Register of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV23133Parent of: New Cemetery Chapel (Building)
MDV23132Parent of: New Cemetery Lodge, Plymouth Road, Tavistock (Building)
MDV104145Related to: Old Cemetery, Dolvin Road, Tavistock (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4694 - Archaeological Watching Brief at 142-152 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon

Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2015 9:52AM