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The Abbey Chapel Forecourt Wall and Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Tavistock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.5491 / 50°32'56"N

Longitude: -4.1445 / 4°8'40"W

OS Eastings: 248167

OS Northings: 74344

OS Grid: SX481743

Mapcode National: GBR NW.GP9S

Mapcode Global: FRA 276M.35Z

Entry Name: The Abbey Chapel Forecourt Wall and Piers

Listing Date: 7 September 1951

Last Amended: 20 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1105869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93387

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


The Abbey Chapel
Forecourt Wall and
Piers (formerly
listed as Unitarian
SX 4874 4/2 7.9.51


Late C15 or early C16. Originally the Abbots Hall but used as a non-conformist
Chapel from C17 onwards. Built of granite. West end gable fronted with Saddlestone.
Double pointed arched window with hood moulding and C16 granite entrance arch with
hood moulding and carved spandrels. On the south wall are buttresses, an external
chimney and an original window (now blocked). Attached granite forecourt wall which
has 2 sets of rusticated gatepiers with ball finials. The original Mediaeval roof
is said to be concealed under the coved plaster ceiling.

Listing NGR: SX4816374339

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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