Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is an old market town in South Devon, at the head of the estuary of the River Teign and 6 miles from Torquay.

It was a little town until the coming of the railway in the 1840s. A feature from that period is the rows of railway workers` houses.

St. Leonard`s Church retains its 14th century tower, where William of Orange was proclaimed king as William III in 1688.

Bradley Manor dates from the 15th century, and features a fine hall and chapel.

Forde House, built in the 17th century, was visited by both Charles I and William III.

The area is well known for cider apple orchards.

Newton Abbot Racecourse is the most Westerly in England.

Places in Newton Abbot

Bradley Manor, Newton Abbot Station

Places in Newton Abbot...