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Newton, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Newton (near Cambridge), a parish in Cambridgeshire, 1½ mile SE of Harston station on the Cambridge, Royston, and Hitchin branch of the G.N.R., and 6 miles S by W of Cambridge. Post town, Cambridge; money order and telegraph office, Harston. Acreage, 994; population of the civil parish, 196; of the ecclesiastical, with Hauxton, 476. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Ely. Newton Manor House and Newton Hall are chief residences. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Hauxton, in the diocese of Ely; joint gross value, £274 with residence, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Ely. The church is an ancient building of stone and clunch in the Early English and later styles; consists of nave, transepts, and chancel, with an embattled western tower; and contains an old hexagonal font.

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 CountyCambridgeshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNewton St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionChesterton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtCB22
Post TownCambridge