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Newton Bromshold, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Newton Bromshold, a parish, with a village, in Northamptonshire, adjacent to Beds, 3 miles SE of Higham Ferrers, and 4½ SE from Higham Ferrers station on the Northampton and Peterborough branch of the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Rushden (R.S.O.) Acreage, 828; population, 146. The manor belongs to the Sartoris family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough. The church is a small but ancient building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with tower and spire, and contains six sedilia, a piscina, and two ancient brasses.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNewton-Bromshold St. Peter 
Poor Law unionWellingborough 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register of baptisms dates from the year 1563; burials, 1560; and marriages, 1556., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is a small but ancient building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with spire containing 4 bells: in the south wall of the chancel are six sedilia, the easternmost enclosing a piscina: and there are brasses to William Hewet, rector, ob. 1426, and to Roger Hewet, chaplain, ob. 1487: a window in the north aisle retains a portion of ancient glass with the head of a mitred ecclesiastic, supposed to represent Archbishop Chicheley.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newton Bromshold from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Newton Bromshold are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online: