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Newton Regis or Newton in the Thistles, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Newton Regis or Newton-in-the Thistles, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands within i½ mile of the boundaries with Staffordshire and Leicestershire, 1½ miles NNE of Polesworth station on the L. & N.W.R., and 5 ENE of Tamworth, and has a post and money order office under Tamworth; telegraph office, Polesworth. It has also a reading-room and a lecture-room. The parish includes a tract called No Man's Heath, which was formerly extra parochial, and was constituted an ecclesiastical parish in 1873. Acreage, 1339; population of the civil parish, 488; of the ecclesiastical parish of Newton Regis, 357; of No Man's Heath, 131. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £300 with residence. The church is a handsome edifice with tower and lofty spire. The living of No Man's Heath is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, £100 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield.

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 CountyWarwickshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNewton-in-the-Thistles St. Mary 
Poor Law unionTamworth 

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

Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Newton Regis:


Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newton Regis or Newton in the Thistles from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.