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Abbey Gatehouse

A Grade I Listed Building in Tavistock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5498 / 50°32'59"N

Longitude: -4.144 / 4°8'38"W

OS Eastings: 248201

OS Northings: 74422

OS Grid: SX482744

Mapcode National: GBR NW.GPDT

Mapcode Global: FRA 276M.3C4

Entry Name: Abbey Gatehouse

Listing Date: 7 September 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93407

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


Abbey Gatehouse
SX 4874 4/24 7.9.51


Late C12 with C15 additions restored 1824. Two storeys. Two pointed arched windows
with hood mouldings. The fine C12 arches remain. The upper room (now the Tavistock
Library) was originally approached by an external staircase on the north side. The
Gatehouse was altered and thoroughly restored by John Foulston when it was converted
into the Tavistock Library (founded 1799) in 1829. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SX4820174422

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