Newton Courts

A notable feature of the town of Newton Abbot was the long rows of small cottages that developed off the main roads and were known as Newton Courts, surviving until the 1939 – 1945 war, and thought to have been built on the sites of stables that house the traveller, traveller’s pack animals and saddle horses. These very narrow courts no longer exist as they were demolished in the slum clearance programme at the end of the war, although some street name plates survive.

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