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St Leonards Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newton Abbot, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.5294 / 50°31'45"N

Longitude: -3.6126 / 3°36'45"W

OS Eastings: 285798

OS Northings: 71202

OS Grid: SX857712

Mapcode National: GBR QR.61HQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 37BN.LDB

Entry Name: St Leonards Tower

Listing Date: 16 July 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1256725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 464617

Location: Newton Abbot, Teignbridge, Devon, TQ12

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Newton Abbot

Built-Up Area: Newton Abbot

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Wolborough St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


NEWTON ABBOT

SX8571SE WOLBOROUGH STREET
1012-1/13/159 St Leonard's Tower
16/07/49

GV II*

Tower of a C15 church of which the rest was demolished in 1836
for road widening. It is now on an island site. Squared
Plymouth stone with a pointed granite arch over a C20 plank
door in the south-west elevation. Slightly battered, in 2
stages delineated by moulded string courses, one below a
battlemented parapet, the other below the upper stage which
has 2-light pointed-arched windows to the top of each side and
large clocks to the west and east sides. The north-east side
bears traces of the roof line of the former nave, and a
pointed-arched recess with a small trefoil-headed window. To
the base of this side is a granite plaque with the
inscription:
"This tower was refurbished in 1972-1973 by the people of
Newton Abbot in memory of Councillor Arthur Claude Shobbrook,
JP CA who died on July 17 July 1970."
(BoE: Pevsner N & Cherry B: Devon: London: 1989-: 592).

Listing NGR: SX8579871202

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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