Cullompton Town Trail
A walk for the family to discover the towns rich history
As you walk around the town trail, see the heritage trail boards as shown on the pdf map.
Starts your trail at the Town Hall. This part of the town is known as the Higher Bullring because of the cattle market that took place here until 1918. Cross the road, with care, to the War Memorial and note the line of blue paving stones along the pavement which mark the old watercourse. Cross the road and walk down Station Road. Walk along Station Road and cross the road with care and turn into the public footpath along the Mill Leat. The first mill you will see is Higher Mill now converted into a private dwelling but the remains of the mill sluice can be seen. Continuing along the leat, you will see the site of Middle Mill now totally demolished except for a wall and the remains of the sluice. Continue further along the leat to Lower Mill noting on the way the fine view of the church.
Turn right by the mill and follow the lane to Queen Square and on to the top of Cockpit Hill. Walk down the hill into Pound Square. Turn right and proceed through Ways Lane; Cross the
main road into Crow Green and bear right; on your left you will see St Boniface Roman Catholic Church . This was built in 1929 by the De la Casas family – note the Spanish style of the building. Turn right and walk up past the church and then turn right again into New Street where the disastrous fire of 1839 started and almost destroyed the whole town. Proceed back into Fore Street and turn right, crossing the road into Church Street, which is dominated by the fine tower of St Andrew’s Church. Returning to Fore Street walk up along the street passing the Walrond’s and Manor House on your left and you are back to the centre of the town. Just in time for a cup of tea in one of the cafes!
Route provided by Cullompton Town Council. Full guide can be downloaded here: Town Trail Low Rez Online
- Family Friendly