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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

Administration

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 
HundredNorman-Cross 
Poor Law unionPeterborough 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

DistrictHuntingdonshire
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtPE8
Post TownPeterborough