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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1256725



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Newton Abbot

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Jul-1949

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 464617

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


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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 592

National Grid Reference: SX 85798 71202


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