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Newtown near Newbury, Hampshire

Historical Description

Newtown-near-Newbury, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands on the river Emborne, at the boundary with Berks, 2 miles S by E of Newbury station on the G.W.R. It has a post and telegraph office under Newbury; money order office, St John's. Acreage of parish, 479; population, 221. The manor belongs to the Earl of Carnarvon. Newtown House is the chief residence. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Burghclere, in the diocese of Winchester. The church was rebuilt in 1865, is in the Early English style, of flint and Bath stone, and has an octagonal tower, painted glass windows, polished oak roof, and tessellated pavement. Newts Down, an eminence in the NE of Devonshire 1 mile ESE of Tiverton. It commands a fine view of the town of Tiverton and the valley of the Exe.

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNewtown-Near-Newbury St. Mary and St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionNewbury 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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