Manors of Newton Abbot

View over central Newton Abbot, Devon, UK - ta...

View over central Newton Abbot, Devon, UK – taken from Wolborough Hill, July 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Originally two Manors of Wolborough and Teignwick developed off the River Lemon, and later Schirebourne Newton became absorbed into Newton Bushell. On the other side of the River Newton Abbot prospered under the control of the Abbots and the manors all benefited from the two markets held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays that had been granted under Charters, added to the importance of the wool trade in the area.

Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot


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 Author: Derek Harper