OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: January 29, 2019
Webpage updated: March 20, 2020

        

ROADS AND STREETS IN OLD PLYMOUTH - A-Z INDEX

TAVISTOCK ROAD, PLYMOUTH

Old Town Street ended at the Old Town Gate in 1765,
beyond which it became Saltash Street, to the left, and the road to Tavistock, to the right.
From Benjamin Donn's "Plan of the Town and Citadel of Plymouth", 1765.

Since time immemorial (or July 6th 1189 if you want to be precise) there has been a highway between Sutton and the "Stock" on the river Tavy.

By 1820 Old Town Gate had gone but the Conduit was still in place.
The road to the right is shown with no name but becomes Tavistock Street by Gibbon's Field.
Saltash Street was then called Ebenezer Place after the Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.
Old Town ran southwards from the Conduit.
From John Cooke's Map of the Borough of Plymouth, 1820.

The Borough Free Library and Museum
 with Queen Anne Terrace in the distance, circa 1913.
From a postcard.

Looking northwards up North Hill, Tavistock Road.
Sherwell Chapel is on left and Queen Anne Terrace at right.
From the author's collection.

The Revenue Hotel, number 12 Tavistock Road, on the corner of Duke Street, August 1958.
In the distance is the Plymouth and Devonport Technical College.
  City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Looking south down Tavistock Road, with Spear's Corner and Old Town Street to the right, October 1958.
City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Between the photograph above and the one below were
 numbers 16, 17and 18 Tavistock Road, pictured in April 1957.
  City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Looking south down Tavistock Road at the Harvest Home Public House
 on the corner with Pound Street, February 1954.
The Central Library is just visible left and the Plymouth Technical College on right.
City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Opposite the City Museum were these temporary shops,
 with more in Glanville Street off to the left, August 1949.
City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Tavistock Road at the junction (right) with Ebrington Street, 1950s.
From a postcard.

Numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 North Hill Terrace in post-war Tavistock Road, June 1954.
  City of Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery.

In the 1850s the stretch between Saltash Street on the western side and Ebrington Street on the eastern northwards as far as Pound Street and Tavistock Place was known as Tavistock Street.

Tavistock Road extended from the end of Old Town Street through Mutley Plain in to the Civil Parish of Compton Gifford and eventually to the Borough of Tavistock.

For a list of the Occupants of Tavistock Place, Plymouth, in 1889 CLICK HERE.

For a list of the Occupants of Tavistock Road, Plymouth, in 1889 CLICK HERE.

For a list of Occupants of Tavistock Street, Plymouth, in 1852 CLICK HERE.