Totnes History & Heritage
Totnes is always fascinating to wander around. There are few English towns where the thousand year-old shape of the original borough can be seen so clearly, or where past and present are so closely interwoven. Many have responded creatively to the attractions of Totnes, but one of the best descriptions was given nearly four centuries ago by the Devon writer Thomas Westcote, who called it ‘this city-like town, with pleasant soil, fruitful country and healthful air’. All these attributes are as true today as ever.
Follow this heritage walk of Totnes by prominent local historian Bob Mann.
Click on a number for more information and on the map for images.
This walk is downloadable from this site as part of the Totnes Town Guide PDF. Another very detailed version of this historic walk, produced by Totnes Heritage Group, is also available for sale in the Information Centre.