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HER Number:MDV22949
Name:Cannons to north-east of St. Leonard's Tower, Newton Abbot


Two 18th century cannons to northeast of St Leonards Tower in Newton Abbot.


Grid Reference:SX 858 712
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/4/2
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 464619

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CANNON (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1983, Newton Abbot, 36 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV298253.

Two cannons to northeast of St Leonards Tower. 18th century. Two small cast iron cannon on wooden gun carriages which are bolted to the plinth to the east of St Leonard's Tower.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV310051.

There are two 18th century cast-iron cannons with 20th century carriages near the base of St Leonard's Tower.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Two cannons approximately one metre to the north-east of St. Leonards Tower, Wolborough Street. Two small cannons. 18th century. Cast iron. Mounted on 20th century carriages approximately one metre from the corners of the north-east side of St. Leonard's Tower. Date listed: 22nd March 1983.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298253List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Newton Abbot. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 36. [Mapped feature: #83518 ]
SDV310051Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Redevelopment at Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot. Exeter Archaeology. 01.07. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV9170Related to: St Leonard's Tower, Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV756 - Wolborough Street Redevelopment

Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2018 12:17PM