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4, Market Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Tavistock, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5503 / 50°33'0"N

Longitude: -4.1456 / 4°8'44"W

OS Eastings: 248092

OS Northings: 74474

OS Grid: SX480744

Mapcode National: GBR NW.GP0M

Mapcode Global: FRA 276L.W7P

Entry Name: 4, Market Street

Listing Date: 20 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93448

Location: Tavistock, West Devon, Devon, PL19

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: Tavistock

Built-Up Area: Tavistock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

SX 4874 TAVISTOCK MARKET STREET
(east side)

4/60 No 4

GV II

the description shall be amended to read:-

House with shop, now entirely shop and workroom; the right-hand end
of it now part of No 3 (qv). C16 or possibly earlier, considerably
enlarged during C16; superficially altered C18/C19 and rear wing
added. Rendered stone rubble, except for front wall of rendered
timber-framing. Slated roof, hipped to right. Large rendered chimney
with tapered cap.
Plan: double-depth, one room wide. The rear range, which originally
extended into No 3 (qv), has a rear wall 0.69m thick and may be
basically medieval. The range appears to have had a second one built
in front of it during C16 with second-storey ceiling-beams 25cms
higher than those at the rear. This range did not extend into the
present No 3, which may have contained the entrance to the house.
Exterior: 3 storeys; 2-window range. Front of solid side-wall to right
corbelled out at second floor level. Ground storey has lO-paned bow
window. Half-glazed plank door to left, the upper part with 9 panes
(now painted over). Entablature at first-floor level, mutilated to
insert late C20 shop sign. Upper storeys have box-framed, 4-paned sash
windows with horns. Boxed eaves-cornice. Exposed part of side-wall to
right is 1 window wide. Square projecting shop with entablature;
centre door. Upper storey windows and eaves-cornice as front.
Interior: No early features visible in ground storey, although these
probably exist under plaster and boarding. Upper storey has C16
moulded beams that have been cut off short and replaced by C20 steel
girders. Rear part has butt end of beam protruding through from No 3
(qv). Front room has a beam similarly treated and the remains of a
half-beam that formerly lay against the dividing-wall between the
front and back rooms. There are complete half-beams against the left
side-wall. The mouldings of these beams are similar to those in the
rear part, but with the addition of an ogee. Painted on the plaster
of the left side-wall is what appears to be a C16 sailing-ship with
at least 2 masts in red, black, yellow and green; it is certainly of
some antiquity, since parts of it are overlain by a layer of old white
lime and hair plaster. In the left hand rear corner of the wing is a
chimney containing a re-used C16 stone window with 2 moulded round-
arched lights.

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1.
5185 MARKET STREET
(east side)

No 4
SX 4874 4/60

II GV


2.
C18 or earlier restored. Projecting frontage. Three storeys cement rendered.
Return wall has splayed corbel at second floor level. Low shop windows, one bowed
and one with pentice.

Listing NGR: SX4809274474

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