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Pannier Market

A Grade II Listed Building in Tavistock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5502 / 50°33'0"N

Longitude: -4.1437 / 4°8'37"W

OS Eastings: 248225

OS Northings: 74470

OS Grid: SX482744

Mapcode National: GBR NW.GPGW

Mapcode Global: FRA 276L.X3T

Plus Code: 9C2QHV24+3G

Entry Name: Pannier Market

Listing Date: 9 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93542

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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The following building shall be added to the list:-

(east side)
4/156 Pannier Market


Covered market building. 1860's, as part of Bedford Estate Improvements.
Hurdwick stone, dressings in granite or in cream brick, slate roofs, some
asbestos-cement slate to concealed slopes. A long central hall-surrounded by
complete ambulatory; central gabled roof, lower roofs also pitched, returned
at ends to slightly canted corners, and to internal valleys. Towards Bedford
Square (facing the back of New Halt, q.v.) are two wide doorways to segmental
pointed heads in brick dressings with a central stone fountain in arched
recess, including shield with 'B' (Bedford) and flanked by windows on splayed
corners; the gable of the central hall, above, has 3 segmental pointed lights
to granite lintols set to gable slope, over a central light at lower level.
Left and right sides have 5-pane windows at eaves, alternating with segmental
headed doors in rhythm 3: door: 4:door:4: door: 3. These windows rectangular
5-pane, brick jambs and granite cills. Far end similar to entrance end, but
central recessed pointed arch in plain stone without embellishment. Central
hall has range of 13 ten-pane windows each side, set to granite lintols (which
are identical in profile to the cills of the ambulatory windows): long central
roof light in plane of roof. North ambulatory also has 3 stretches of similar
roof light. Small offset plinth all round. Plank doors to openings.

Interior: central hall has 13 bays plus small bay at each end where wall is
set on splay. Composite queen post trusses. Clerestory windows above a
3-course brick string course, over 5-bay arcade of wide pointed segmental
arches to large flush granite voussoirs, on plain stone piers. Gable ends
have 1 over 3 windows. Aisles have composite king-post trusses, alternate
trusses springing from corbels at the head of the arcade arches. Nave gives
to westend through two segmental arches but at the east end these, and the
ambulatory are blocked off by a temporary concrete block partition. Floors
are good squared granite slabs throughout, roof slopes underlined with
boarding. Apart from the temporary block partitions, the building is
apparently as built; the robust detailing has withstood well over a hundred
years of use; market was in progress at the time of inspection (August 1988).
The building is enclosed by New Hall (q.v.) to the west, and No 9-18 Duke
Street (q.v.) to the north: the latter, with its iron colonnade towards the
Pannier Market, dices from 1860, and would appear to be part of the same

Listing NGR: SX4821874460

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