FIRE STATION GROUND & STATS
The Town of Totnes
FOR AN IN DEPTH PHOTOGRAPHIC AND INFORMATIVE LOOK AT THE HISTORIC TOWN OF TOTNES
An aerial view of the Fire & Ambulance stations ( just to the right of centre ). If you look to the far right, you can see the Ranger parked in the rear Drill Yard.
TOTNES - THE TOWN CENTRE
2. North Gate Arch - Stone built archway on Castle Hill into the old part of Totnes. Just wide enough for a fire appliance.
3. The Butterwalk - A walkway approx 200yds long, with shops on one side and supporting columns on the other which support buildings above.
This part of the town is our greatest fire risk. Opposite is the much shorter Poultrywalk
4. St Mary's Parish Church - A very imposing 15c Devon sandstone, grade 1 listed building, built just off the main street.
5. The Guildhall - Converted to a courthouse in 1624, used as a Magistrates Court until 1974 and is the home of Totnes Town Council.
7. R.C. Church - A modern building.
8. Totnes Community Hospital
9. Fire Station.
11. Pumping Station.
12. Brutus Bridge - The new bridge crossing over the River Dart
13. The Narrows. - The narrowest part of the main street and excellent shopping area at the top of the town.
14. The Leechwells - A very important historical site. Three ancient wells thought to have healing spring water which pours into bath shaped troughs.
15. Civic Hall - One of town's main venues complete with a large stage. Also the site of the famous Elizabethan Market.
16. Grove Primary School.
17. East Gate Arch - Much photographed arch and clock, site of the devastating fire in 1990.
18. Fore Street.
19. Tourist Information Centre - Situated in the Old Town Mill and is also home to the Totnes Image bank.
20. The Royal Seven Stars Hotel - The main Totnes hotel, built in the 17th c. Recently sold and completely refurbished.
21. The Plains - The square in the "centre" of Totnes where all roads meet and the street rises to the shopping areas.
22. The Wills Memorial - A memorial to commemorate William Wills, the first man (with Robert Burke) to cross the Australian continent from South To North.
23. Totnes Old Bridge.
24. Elizabethan House - On the banks of the Dart on the Bridgetown side. The town's only high-rise.
TOTNES - THE LARGER PICTURE
2. Follaton House - Headquarters/Offices of South Hams District Council.
3. Follaton Arboretum - A lovely picnic/walking area complete with a Swiss Alpine style pathways complete with concrete sheep, carved animals and miniture pixie door in a tree, next to Follaton House.
4. Copland Meadow - Recently built estate.
5. KEVICC's - King Edward VI Community College with over 1500 students.
6. Swallowfields - Older estate next to the river.
7. Totnes Weir - The highest navigable part of the River Dart for any boat except canoes etc. The weir supplied water to the Unigate Milk factory, sadly now closed.
8. Totnes Railway Station. A very busy mainline station.
9. The Borough Park - The park in the centre of the town which houses Totnes Leisure Centre and swimming pool, Totnes Rugby,Tennis and Bowls Clubs.
10. Steam Railway Station - The Totnes end of the Dart Valley Steam Railway.
11. Totnes Industrial Estate - With large and small employers.
12. Totnes Sewage Works - Enough said.
13. Smithfields and Collapark Estates.
14. Totnes Police Station and Magistrates Court.
15. The Western By-Pass.
16. The Fire Station.
17. Steamer Quay - The quayside where the passenger ferries dock after arriving from Dartmouth.
18. Totnes Caravan Park.
19. Baltic Wharf - In the past was used to dock large timber carrying ships for Reeves Timber Merchants. Now a Boat storage and repair yard. The last shed was used by Pete Goss to build the revolutionary and unlucky yacht "Team Phillips". Note also the deep V shape on the other side of the river, this was cut out of the riverbank to turn the larger ships which came up the river from Dartmouth, fully laden with timber.
20. Bridgetown St John's Primary School.
21. Bridgetown - A large residential area on the other side of the river. As large as Totnes itself.