St Leonard’s Tower

The Medieval tower of St. Leonard’s, Newton Abbot, 1220 – 2004

St. Leonard’s Tower or as it is known to most locals, “The Clock Tower”, has become the best known landmark of the ancient Market town of Newton Abbot, forming a dignified and truly historic centre piece to the town.

This well loved gothic symbol, together with the Wednesday market has become Newton Abbot’s two surviving institutions. Yes this Tower of St. Leonard originally part of a larger building, a chapel, signifies to us today the start of our Town in the early 13th Century.

The Tower is open to the public from May to September on Wednesdays 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and selected Saturdays.  For more details contact 01626 201121

St Leonard's Tower then and now

Information about St Leonard's Tower researched by Barrie James


Booklet written by Ken Ballamy on the history of St Leonard's Clock Tower



Newton Abbot Town Council

Town Hall

Great Western House,

9 Devon Square,

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

Tel: 01626 201120

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Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday

08:30am - 01:00pm and

02:00pm - 04:30pm 

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