When: 2nd February 2019 2pm
Where: Meet at Tavistock Visitor Information Centre
Growing around the site of the abbey, Tavistock (despite a very unfriendly marauding visit by Vikings in 998!) gradually became an important country town based on farming and woollen manufacture. Gross interference by Henry VIII resulted in the break-up of Devon’s wealthiest abbey, with its lands becoming the property of the Bedford family who were to ‘rule’ the town for the next 400 years. The nineteenth century saw a huge expansion as a result of the discovery of copper ore at Devon Great Consols, but this boom was short-lived, lasting only until the beginning of the twentieth century. Today the town retains much of its built heritage and prides itself on being England’s premier market town. Join us on a walk to discover evidence of the town’s colourful heritage.
The walk will be approximately 90 minutes and about 1 mile.
Tickets: Tickets cost £5 per person (accompanied under-16s free) and can be bought on the day or in advance at the Tavistock Visitor Information Centre. They can also be booked online through Tavistock Heritage Trust Website: https://www.heritageintavistock.org/events