Guildhall and police station, Abbey Place, Guildhall Square, Tavistock - West Devon

Completed 1848, incorporating medieval fabric in part. Use as court ended 1997 and police station has relocated. The first known example of a combined police station and magistrates' court. Roof in poor condition and fabric in general urgently needs attention. Tavistock Heritage Trust is working with the Town Council owners, who have been awarded a second National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to turn the building into a Mining Landscape WHS Interpretation Information Centre. The volunteers' work progressed well but paused due to Covid 19. It is hoped the interpretation centre may open in 2021.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    GUILDHALL, POLICE STATION, ATTACHED RAILINGS AND BOUNDARY WALLS
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1309358
    Local Planning Authority:
    West Devon
    Site Type:
    Civil > Public building

Location

    Building Name:
    Guildhall and police station
    Street Name:
    Abbey Place, Guildhall Square
    County:
    Devon
    District / Borough:
    West Devon
    Parish:
    Tavistock
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Torridge and West Devon
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Fair
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, SM, CA, WHS

Contact Details

Annie Evans 0117 975 0673