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HER Number:MDV76972
Name:13-18 Dolvin Road, Tavistock


Row of six cottages built 1845-7. With Nos 7-12 and 19-24, these form part of an unusually complete and significant planned group of mid 19th century model cottages with associated school.


Grid Reference:SX 483 745
Map Sheet:SX47SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTavistock
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAVISTOCK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 433113

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MODEL DWELLING (XIX - 1845 AD to 1847 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Terrace of Bedford Cottges, the first brick buildings in the town.

Brayshay, M., 1982, The Duke of Bedford's Model Cottages in Tavistock,1840-1870, 118; figures 5b, 6a (Article in Serial). SDV242448.

Eighteen cottages built in 1845 by the Bedford estate. In three terraces, brick built, rear garden.

Exeter Archaeology, 1997, Archaeological Assessment of the Development of the Dockrell Yachts Site, Parkwood Road, Tavistock, 8 (Report - Assessment). SDV344557.

West Devon Borough Council, 2009, Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan, 22, 29, 39-40 (Report - non-specific). SDV351411.

The four groups of listed Bedford Cottages in Parkwood Road, Dolvin Road, Fitzford and Westbridge, are all suffering from a variety of unauthorised alterations. Many of these have taken place since the buildings were listed. They are a unique and valuable survival from Tavistock's industrial past, are of national importance, and must be preserved and enhanced for future generations.

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

Row of six cottages. 1845-7, to designs of the architect-surveyor Theophilus Jones for the Duke of Bedford estate. Brick with gabled Welsh slate roof and large brick stacks. Each originally planned with one room to front and shared rear service wing enclosing one side of rear yard. One storey with attic; each of one window to front, with facade terminated by gabled projections to Nos 13 and 18. Chamfered segmental brick arches over two-light wood casements with glazing bars to square panes, with some later replacements set in gabled half dormers to central four cottages which break dentilled eaves; label moulds over two-above-three-light casements in gable ends of outer projecting wings, No 13 having been rendered with loss of original detail. Entrances to 13 and 18 in return elevations. Some original plank doors with cover strips, all set under simple timber canopies supported on brick corbels. Horizontal sliding sashes originally to rear, retained to No 17. Interior not inspected. Originally built with exposed timber joists to ground-floor ceilings, interior shutters to windows, quarry tile floors and winder stairs. With Nos 7-12 and 19-24, these form part of an unusually complete and significant planned group of mid 19th century model cottages, also with St Rumons School.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV242448Article in Serial: Brayshay, M.. 1982. The Duke of Bedford's Model Cottages in Tavistock,1840-1870. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 114. Paperback Volume. 118; figures 5b, 6a.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #103953 ]
SDV344557Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1997. Archaeological Assessment of the Development of the Dockrell Yachts Site, Parkwood Road, Tavistock. Exeter Archaeology Report. 97.39. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8.
SDV351411Report - non-specific: West Devon Borough Council. 2009. Tavistock Conservation Area Management Plan. West Devon Borough Council Report. a4 Stapled + Digital. 22, 29, 39-40.
SDV352474Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Tavistock Town Walk. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume.

Associated Monuments

MDV76973Related to: 19-24 Dolvin Road, Tavistock (Building)
MDV42412Related to: 7-12 Dolvin Road, Tavistock (Building)
MDV76974Related to: St Rumons Primary School, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2015 2:46PM