The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Newton Abbot, Devon

Newton Abbot on Wikipedia.

Newton Abbot originally consisted of two areas of settlement, Uleborough (long vanished) in the south-west of the present town, and Highweek to the north. The church for Uleborough was St. Mary the Virgin, and for Highweek it was All Saints. Entries for both are available below.

All Saints  at Highweek. SX 8515 7209. Andrew Ross. An old photo is available here. Link. Grade I listed.

The Avenue Church (Methodist and U.R.C.). SX 864 714. Andrew Ross.

A former Baptist Church on East Street. Andrew Ross.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on St. Marychurch Road. SX 872 705. Andrew Ross.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. This is attached to the U.R.C., so may originally have been the church hall. SX 862 713. Norman Cummings (2015).

Kings Church (Assemblies of God) on Old Exeter Road. Andrew Ross (2019). Link.

Newton Abbot Cemetery Chapel, off Old Totnes Rd. SX 8523 7009. Andrew Ross.

St. Joseph (R.C.) on Queen Street. SX 864 713. Andrew Ross.

St. Leonard's Tower, all that remains of the 13th century Chapel of St. Leonard. The rest of the building was demolished in 1836. SX 858 712. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Link. Grade II* listed.

St. Leonard (1835) on St. Leonard's Road. Another view. SX 856 711. Both Norman Cummings (2015). Grade II listed. Note that the listing text refers to this building, but the photo is of St. Leonard's Tower.

St. Luke the Evangelist (began in 1936) on Laburnum Road. SX 873 701. Andrew Ross.

St. Mary on Waverly Road, Abbotsbury, in Highweek Parish. SX 854 703. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Another view, Andrew Ross (2019). Link (it has some good photos, and a column capital which I like very much).

St. Mary the Virgin at Wolborough. SX 8549 7038. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view, Andrew Ross. Interior view, John Hawkins. Link. Grade I listed.

St. Paul. SX 864 712. Andrew Ross.

Shaldon Road Methodist Church. SX 879 707. Andrew Ross.

Spiritualist Church on East Street. Andrew Ross. Link.

U.R.C., originally Congregational, now in use as offices. A plaque provides a little history. SX 862 713. Both Norman Cummings (2015).





14 September 2021

Steve Bulman

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