St Leonard’s Tower, Newton Abbot
Posted: May 29, 2012 Filed under: Devon, Early, England, History, St. Leonard's Church, St. Leonard's Tower | Tags: Devon, England, Leonard, Newton Abbot, Patron Saint of Prisoners, St. Leonard, St. Leonard's Church, St. Leonard's Tower, Tower
Photochrom print by Photoglob Zürich, between 1890 and 1900. From the Photochrom Prints Collection at the Library of Congress More photochroms from England | More photochrom prints [PD] This picture is in the public domain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
St. Leonard was the Patron Saint of Prisoners and this is probably why churches in the area were so named, in gratitude for the release of King Richard I following payment of the ransom, and subsequent release of the rest of the hostages. St. Leonard’s Tower is all that remains of St. Leonard’s Church in Newton Abbot and is a listed building. Church of St Leonard, Newton Abbot Details.
St. Leonard’s, Wolborough, Newton Abbot