All Saint’s Church, Highweek, Newton Abbot

Highweek’s All Saint’s Church was built in 1428 by Richard Yarde and burials were prohibited so that coffins had to be taken to the mother church at Kingsteignton.

All Saints Church, Highweek, Newton Abbot

All Saints Church, Highweek, Newton Abbot

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Highweek Parish

Highweek Parish comprises the manors of Wick, or Teignwick, Bradley and perhaps a third manor of Schirebourne Newton. ‘Wick’ has a Latin root coming from the word ‘wic’ indicating a trading post with Royal Approval, hence Teignwick signifying a trading post on the River Teign. At the time of the Domesday’s record, 8 acres of woodland and 4 acres of meadowland were recorded equally between the Lord of the Manor and the workers, with 100 sheep and 28 goats. Highweek’s Parish Church, All Saints Church has a clear view to Teignmouth.

All Saints Church, Highweek, Newton Abbot

All Saints Church, Highweek, Newton Abbot The copyright on this image is owned by Derek Harper and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.
Description: English: All Saints Church, Highweek The church is in a dominant position on a hill overlooking Newton Abbot, and stands on its own away from other buildings. Date: 24 July 2008. Source: From geograph.org.uk Author: Derek Harper