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Turner’s viewpoint is the north end of Abbey Bridge, Tavistock. The buildings in the immediate foreground do not survive, but the pinnacled building in the centre, a remnant of Tavistock Abbey, was later incorporated into the Guildhall and Magistrate’s Court still standing between Abbey Place and Market Road. In the distance to the north-west is the tower of St Eustachius’s Church.
For other views of Tavistock on adjacent pages, see under folio 143 verso (D09661).
The leaf is rubbed and stained halfway down the right-hand edge, and a significant loss has been made good. This appears to have been caused by proximity to the brass clasp formerly set into the back cover.