Washing Of Wool And Skins

The Branscombes owned a wool business on the corner of Halcyon Road. In 1787 Samuel Brancombe and Moses Vicary made agreements with the Lords of the Manor to wash wool and skins in the Mill Leat. Later the Samuel Branscombe’s business failed and sold out his wool business to the Vicarys and in 1837 Samuel’s son, who was in the leather industry, sold their tanyard in Bradley Lane to ┬áthe Vicarys.

Wool and Sheep

Wool and Sheep

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The Building Of Newton Abbot’s Market

Gilbert Yarde inherited the markets and Bradley Manor from Walter Yarde and he built an undercover market in Wolborough Street. Wool continued to be the main commodity with Newton Bushel reputed for producers of Kersey (Coarse Woollen Cloth) or Serge.

Sheep

Sheep


Newton Abbot Market History

John Gaverock (c1533) had three daughters Elizabeth, Alice and Susan. After the death of John Gaverock they sold part of their inheritance to the Yarde family. In 1633 Richard Yarde was responsible for amalgamating the two markets and fairs and from then on the larger combined Wednesday market was held in Wolborough Street, flourishing as one body. The Market House was at the west end of St. Leonard’s and was moved in 1826. Sheep, pigs and cattle stood right up through Wolborough Street and the bull ring was opposite 27 Wolborough Street. As a result the Market site on Triangle Hill in Newton Bushell fell into decline.

Newton Abbot Cattle Market

Newton Abbot Cattle Market


Wolborough Street

John Gaverock lived in the manor house in Wolborough Street until he owned the town and then he built Forde House and became known as John Gaverock of Forde.

Wolborough Street

Wolborough Street


Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot

Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot

Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot

Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot


Bradley Manor

Bradley Manor House, Devon

Bradley Manor House, Devon (Photo credit: Matt Chapman)

Bradley Manor was considered a separate Manor and may be derived from the term “Broad Clearing.”


The Beginning Of Highweek

As the child heir to the Manor of Teignwick was brought up with his guardians at Bradley Manor, the defensive castle at Teignwick was no longer needed and fell into disrepair and the Bushels developed the older settlement in the valley, on the north banks of the River Lemon.

Teignwick name was then changed to Highweek and the new Lord of the Manor’s territory was thought to be known as Schirebourne Newton, “new village beside a clear stream”, and a mill developed called Sherbourne Mill, which was functioning until the 1930s, when it was demolished to make way for the new cattle market on Sherbourne Road.

Sherbourne Road

Sherbourne Road