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HER Number:MDV76974
Name:St Rumons Primary School, Tavistock

Summary

Built in 1875-7 for the Duke of Bedford's estate, at the same time as a planned urban group of 18 model cottages which are situated on either side of the school.

Location

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): 433139

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (XIX - 1845 AD to 1847 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'School' shown, with separate wings for girls and boys in the main building and a separate infants block to the rear. L-shaped range of buildings along the rear boundary. Map object based on this source.


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

States that the school in Dolvin Road was built in 1847.


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


Child, P., 2001, LBC for UPVC Windows at St Rumons School Tavistock (Correspondence). SDV348769.

An attractive later 19th century building, very characteristic of Tavistock's Victorian heyday. Unsuitable UPVC windows have been inserted in front elevation.


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

School. 1845-7, for the Duke of Bedford estate. Coursed and squared local stone with gabled slate roof Planned with classroom wings flanking central assembly hall. One storey. 5-window front, with outer projecting wings having gables facing street. Limestone dressings to doorway in projecting central bay. Voussoirs to relieving arches over mullioned 3-light windows flanking doorway and mullioned and transomed 3-light windows to inner returns and front gables of-outer wings; latter have kneelers to stone copings with single-light louvred windows to apexes; 3-light dormers to centre. Altered to side elevations, similar fenestration to rear. Interior noted as having retained original timber open roofs. Included for historical and group value, particularly for the contribution which the facade makes to an important planned urban group of model cottages.


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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV154869List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 2010. Historic Houses Register. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV348769Correspondence: Child, P.. 2001. LBC for UPVC Windows at St Rumons School Tavistock. Email to County Environment Director. A4 Stapled.
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. 14.

Associated Monuments

MDV76972Related to: 13-18 Dolvin Road, Tavistock (Building)
MDV76973Related to: 19-24 Dolvin Road, Tavistock (Building)
MDV42412Related to: 7-12 Dolvin Road, Tavistock (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4674 - Archaeological Assessment of the Development of the Dockrell Yachts Site, Parkwood Road Tavistock

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2015 11:17AM