Newton Abbot is a market town and civil parish found within the Teignbridge district of the county of Devon, in the south west of England. The town has a long and fascinating history, and this article will discuss this briefly before moving on to talk about the modern-day town. The article will then move on to discuss a modern issue which affects the town; the subject of compensation claims and personal injury solicitors in Newton Abbot.
The history of Newton Abbot
In the middle part of the 13th century, a settlement which had become known as the new town of the abbots, referring to the abbots of Torre Abbey, was granted its first charter to hold a weekly market. It was this settlement which grew to become Newton Abbot and it was this market which began to fuel this growth due to the finance which it brought to both the abbots and the wider area as a whole.
As the town developed further through the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, it became an important centre for the wool and leather industries and became home to woollen mills, fullers, dyers, spinners, weavers and tailors. This helped the town to expand both in terms of population and economic activity. But it was the coming of the railway in the mid-19th century which really kicked the town’s growth into life. This was the case as it transformed Newton Abbot into a base for industry and saw the opening of a timber yard, iron and brass foundries, and engineering works within the town. Due to this, Newton Abbot’s population increased from 1,623 in 1801 to 12,518 by 1901 and this has further grown to 23,580 as of 2001.
Modern-day Newton Abbot
It is clear to see, therefore, that modern day Newton Abbot is a highly significant urban area with a fairly large population. It is for this reason that it faces the same modern issues as many other large towns and cities. One such issue is that of personal injury compensation.
Compensation claims And solicitors in Newton Abbot
Newton Abbot is a fairly likely source of compensation claims and this means that it is important for residents of the town to know where to turn if they are injured and may need to pursue such a claim. Fortunately, it couldn’t be simpler to seek help in this kind of situation, as all you need do is call Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline have extensive experience in this area and we can be reached 24 hours a day on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 4th May 2014
Author: David Brown