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Tavistock Betsy Grimbal's Tower, Devon


  • Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England
  • Once part of Tavistock Abbey, Betsy Grimbal's Tower is situated next to the Bedford Hotel in the centre of Tavistock. To help you find it, we've positioned the tower of Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location
  • 'BETSY GRIMBAL'S TOWER. The West Gate, one of the entrances to the Abbey, dates from the fifteenth century. Its popular name is pobably [sic] a corruption of Blessed Grimbald, a ninth-century saint revered by the Benedictines.' (Source: information plaque on site provided by Tavistock Town Council)
  • 'BETSY GRIMBALS TOWER. REMAINS OF THE ABBOT'S LODGING AND WESTERN GATEHOUSE. REBUILT IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY. THE GATEHOUSE, TRADITIONALLY KNOWN AS BETSY GRIMBAL'S TOWER, OPENED ON TO THE GARDENS AND FISHPONDS. BELOW THE ARCHWAY IS A SARCOPHAGUS UNEARTHED WHEN THE CLOISTERS AND CHAPTER-HOUSE WERE DEMOLISHED IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.' (Source: information board on site)
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