The Sandford Orleigh Gallery


The Sandford Orleigh Gallery in Newton Abbot Town & Great Western Museum is now home to the magnificent carved overmantle (fireplace surround) from George Templer’s house.

The museum is free come and see it for yourself!

The overmantle was donated to the Museum in 2008 by Messrs. Scott-Morgan and it includes ornately carved Renaissance panels which date from 1522-38.

Sandford Orleigh, Newton Abbot

George Templer’s house:

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The Conservation team

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Carving Missing Parts

of the overmantle

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What the carvings show

Read more about the history and symbols

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Inspiration and creation

See the artists and their work

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Project Sponsors

Who were the Heart of Oak Project sponsors

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