Legacy Buildings and Heritage


The first mention we have of Newton was the naming of the church in the Geld (Tax) roll of 984. Newton was then recorded in Domesday Book in 1086, and the Yealm Estuary was officially designated as a Port in 1297. The great Landowning families, the De Poselynches and the De Colatons, have left their names on the landscape and were responsible for many of the early farmhouses and other secular buildings, some of which we can see today. Lord Revelstoke not only built Noss Mayo Church, but provided many distinctive buildings on his estate that have a vernacular style of their own.

The South Hams District Council conducted two Conservation Area Appraisals and adopted Management Plans for both Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo in March 2008. For further details, please click here.

Terms of Reference

To follow.

Current Tasks

A list of tasks can be found at the Ideas Register page.  As progress is made with individual tasks allocated to the Legacy Buildings and Heritage Working Group details will be given here.  Once Discussion Papers have been written on a subject the papers will be placed in the Library at the Legacy Buildings and Heritage section.  They may be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link listed below beneath the map window.

Further Information

Reference and discussion papers are listed below.  Discussion papers on which we are inviting your comment may be identified by the last date for comment which is shown after the title.  To view a paper just click on its title.

Geographically related reference data is displayed on Google maps by markers and overlays.  Any markers associated with this page will be automatically shown on a map below.  To identify its significance hover the cursor over a marker and then, for further details of it, click on the corresponding title in the Index below. If you see no map that is because no such markers are associated with the subject of the page.  To see an overlay associated with the page just click on its title in the Index.

Reference and Discussion Papers

The following papers are available in the Housing Section of the Library:         Click here

  • Listed Buildings within the Parish                  

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Index of Map Overlays
  1. Boundary: Conservation Areas


  2. Boundary: Newton and Noss Parish


  3. Boundary: South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


  4. Listed Building: Derry’s Cottages


  5. Listed Building: Holy Cross Church


  6. Listed Building: Kiln Quay


  7. Listed Building: Parsonage Farm


  8. Listed Building: St Peters Church


  9. Listed Building: Vine Cottage


  10. Listed Buildings: Barnicott