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Water Newton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Water Newton, a village and a parish in Hunts, on the river Nene, 1 mile S from Wansford station on the Northampton and Peterborough branch of the L & N.W.R., and 7 miles SW from Peterborough. There is a post office under Wansford (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Wansford. Acreage, 883; population, 109. The manor, with all the land, belongs to the Marquis of Huntly. Roman coins and antiquities have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £200, in the gift of the Marquis of Huntly. The church, dedicated to St Remigius, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a western tower with broach spire. It was restored in 1887. The parish was probably a part of the old Roman settlement of Durobrivse.

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 CountyHuntingdonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWater Newton St. Remigius 
Poor Law unionPeterborough 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Land and Property

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

Postal districtPE8
Post TownPeterborough