OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: February 13, 2017.
Webpage updated: February 13, 2017

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ROADS AND STREETS IN OLD DEVONPORT

TAVISTOCK STREET

Tavistock Street was a continuation northwards of Cumberland Street, from the Devonport Market to Fore Street.  However, the numbering started from the Fore Street end.  This is not to be confused with the Tavistock Street at Stoke, which later became Tavistock Road.

On the principle corner of Fore Street and Tavistock Street were the premises of Messrs J C Tozer, outfitters and drapers.  Close by were Messrs Prynn Brothers, outfitters and tailors; Messrs Jolliffe and Sons, tailors; Messrs Lampshire and Company, drapers; and Messrs H J and E A Boolds Ltd.  Others trades in Tavistock Street included butchers, a watchmaker, a boot maker, ironmongers, a florist and confectioner, a branch of the Plymouth Co-operative Society, and Pearks' Butter Stores.

The most prominent building in Tavistock Street, after the western part of the Devonport Market, was the Theatre Metropole.

In the years just before the Second World War Tavistock Street formed part of the main A38 trunk road between Exeter and the Torpoint Ferry.