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HER Number:MDV108496
Name:Newton Abbot Market


Site of Newton Abbot Market which was moved here from a site behind St. Marys Church in 1826. On one side stood the cattle market and on the other side was the market house, vegetable and fish markets.


Grid Reference:SX 859 713
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishHIGHWEEK

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MARKET (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

The market area of the town, comprising a market house, vegetable, fish and cattle markets.

Devon County Council, 1975, Newton Abbot Town Trails, 58 (Article in Monograph). SDV352459.

Newton Abbot has been a market town since the 13th century when Robert Bushel, lord of the manor, obtained a royal charter to hold a market in 1246. This was held on a piece of open land behind St. Marys Church, the top of which is known as Treacle Hill. It was not until 1826 that the market was moved to its present site by Rev. Richard Lane. Here can be seen the sale of livestock on one side of the market and a variety of produce on the other.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #67856 ]
SDV352459Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Newton Abbot Town Trails. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 58.

Associated Monuments

MDV29500Parent of: Alexandra Theatre and Market House, Market Street, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2014 11:53AM