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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOWER WILL NOT BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY 19TH JUNE 2019 DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. IT WILL REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE 2019
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