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 is in very poor condition and fabric in general urgently needs attention. Devon Historic Buildings Trust sold the building to the Town Council, who made a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid in 2015 and are working on their second.

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

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: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution 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 1308

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England