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HER Number:MDV76352
Name:New Hall, Bedford Square, Tavistock

Summary

New Hall, on the east side of Bedford Square, was built in 1860, and forms part of the mid 19th century Bedford Estate improvements to the centre of Tavistock.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 481 744
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93406

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ARMOURY (Unknown date)
  • TOWN HALL (XIX - 1860 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'New Hall' marked.


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

'New Hall' shown between Bedford Square and the 'New Market'.


Devon County Council, 1975, Tavistock Town Walk, 92 (Article in Monograph). SDV352474.


The Tavistock and District Local History Society, 1994, About Tavistock: An Historical Introduction and Six Town Walks, 13-14, 15, 29, 46 (Monograph). SDV354806.

The mid 19th century saw a major redevelopment of Tavistock take place as the 7th Duke of Bedford ploughed back some of his huge profits from mining enterprises into new buildings. In the 1850s-60s old streets and houses were cleared to be replaced by the Town Hall, the Pannier Market and new shops along a widened thoroughfare called Duke Street. The distinctive green Hurdwick stone used for much of the new construction was quarried just to the north of the town.


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


West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 1-2, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.


English Heritage, 2010, Historic Houses Register (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV154869.

New Hall, Bedford Square. Dated 1860. A gift of the Seventh Duke of Bedford. Asymmetrical building of Hurdwick stone with granite dressings. Perpendicular style slate roof with four gabled dormers. Two to three storeys. Crenellated parapet. Clustered stone chimneystacks. Five bays with four centred arched windows and central oriel. Tower to south-west of this Guildhall has hammer-beam type roof and gallery. This forms part of the mid 19th century Bedford Estate improvements to the centre of Tavistock.


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


2014, The Drill Hall Project - Charting a Neglected Legacy, Tavistock (Website). SDV356480.

Kelly's Directory (date not cited) records 'The New Hall , a noble building of stone, is also erected part of the site of the ancient Abbey.....the rooms below are used as an armoury by the K and L Companies 2nd (Prince of Wales') Volunteer Battalion Devonshire Regiment.
Kelly's Directory, 1889, records '2 (Prince of Wales) Volunteer Battalion, Bedford square'.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344347Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflows Scheme. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #103377 ]
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 1-2, 11.
SDV352474Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Tavistock Town Walk. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 92.
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. 13-14, 15, 29, 46.
SDV356480Website: 2014. The Drill Hall Project - Charting a Neglected Legacy. www.drillhalls.org. Website. Tavistock.

Associated Monuments

MDV23081Related to: 9 to 18 Duke Street, Tavistock (Building)
MDV29023Related to: Tavistock Guildhall (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4597 - Assessment of Tavistock Sewer Overflow Scheme

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2015 9:42AM