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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

West Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SX 48093 74467


The entry for:-


4/59 No 3 [formerly listed as No 3 (Viner and Carew)]

GV 30.5.77 II

shall be amended to read: SX 4874 TAVISTOCK MARKET STREET (east side) 4/59 No 3 GV 30.5.77 II

House with shop, the left-hand section originally part of No 4 (qv). C16 with early C17 additions; altered late C17 or early C18, and early C19. Timber-framed front covered with slate-hanging. Slate roof. Small rendered chimney to left of ridge. Plan: The left-hand section is itself in 2 builds, the front part being an early C17 addition (perhaps an entrance porch) to the C16 house behind. The right-hand section seems to be entirely an early C17 addition, probably designed as a separate house. Rear wing with lean- to roof. Exterior: 3 storeys with garret. 2 windows wide with 1 window in exposed portion of side-wall to right. Ground storey has slightly projecting late C19 or early C20 shop front which overlaps the shop front at No 2 (qv). This has thin fluted attached columns at either side of entrance. Entablature with fluted band at top of frieze; moulded and reeded cornice; the whole returned round right side-wall. The original shop front finished at the stone centre-wall and has later been extended to the left, but without the entablature. Upper storeys hung with deep, broad slates, the vertical joints covered with narrow slates which form long strips from shop front to eaves. Flush- framed windows with 8-paned sashes. At the top is a plank band, 2 planks high, probably replacing an earlier eaves-cornice. Interior: was in course of alteration when inspected in May 1991. Most features of historic interest were being retained, though not necessarily exposed to view; the centre portion of the stone centre- wall was being removed on the ground storey. At the front of the ground storey on the right-hand side is an ovolo-moulded wooden post set against the stone centre-wall and tenoned at the top into a mutilated ovolo-moulded beam which spans the whole front. The post has a mortice for a horizontal timber and the beam has the blocked mortice. of a former post, suggesting a former window about 1.17m wide. The post has a mortice for a horizontal timber and the beam has the blocked mortice of a former post, suggesting a former window about 1.17m wide. Above the beam are original, plain waney joists, projecting to form a jetty of about 30 cms. These did not carry the upper-floor structure; instead this rested on a second beam immediately in front of them, supported at the left-hand end by a free-standing post (which still survived in 1991). In Cl9 a new front was added enclosing the earlier posts and jetty within the shop. The upper floor has a fireplace with chamfered, monolithic granite jambs and lintel, the whole disguised by a wooden bolection-moulded chimneypiece. Room has a small, moulded plaster cornice, this breaking forward above the left end of the chimney breast, as if over a pilaster. At the rear is a wooden, open-well staircase of late C17 or early C18 date, rising to the garret; it must originally have descended to the ground storey. It has closed moulded strings, symmetrical turned balusters; square newels with flat moulded caps and a moulded hand rail with a slightly pointed top; some balusters have been replaced, either with thick square ones or turned ones of an older Cl7 design. The left-hand section (originally part of No 4) has in the rear of the ground storey a chamfered half-beam with lodged joists along the stone centre-wall. At the front it is jettied out over what seems to be the dressed stone jamb of the original front door. Butting against this is a later beam arrangement, including the chamfered and stopped joist-ends of a former jetty. Upon these rests a hollow and bead-moulded beam with chamfered studs rising from it into the upper storey. These, and the beams above and below them, are grooved front and back, the front grooves carrying the remains of wooden panels. At the rear of the upper floor is the end of a ceiling- beam moulded with a half-round and 2 hollows, probably of early or mid C16 date; it protrudes through the party-wall into No 4 without stops. The roof over this section has not been converted into a garret; it can be seen that the chimney has a weathering, suggesting the building has been heightened by a storey.


1. 5185 MARKET STREET (east side)

No 3 [formerly listed as No 3 (Viner and Carew)] SX 4874 4/59 30.5.77


2. Late C18 or early C19. Projecting 3-storey, 2 window front of slate-hanging similar to No 2. The second floor windows are sashes with flush frames. Other windows altered. Shopfront has original cornice with mutules and Tuscan half columns.

Listing NGR: SX4809374467


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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