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Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is a market town in the Teignbridge district of Devon on the River Teign, with a population of 25,556.

The town grew very rapidly in the Victorian era as it was home to the South Devon Railway locomotive works. This later became a major steam engine shed and was retained to service British Railways diesel locomotives, although it closed in 1981 and is now the site of an industrial estate.

The town has a racecourse nearby, the most westerly racecourse in Britain, and a popular country park, Decoy.

Newton Abbot holds a historic Cheese and Onion Fayre in honour of Saint Leonard now celebrated at the beginning of September.

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