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Old Newton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Newton, Old, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 3 miles NNE of Stowmarket, and 1 mile E from Haughley Junction station on the G.E.R., and has a post office under Stowmarket; money order and telegraph office, Haughley. The parish includes the larger portion of the hamlet of Dagworth, 1½ mile SW of the village, and comprises 2372 acres; population, 672. The manor of Old Newton belongs to the Pretyman family. Dagworth Hall was the seat of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, who was executed in the time of Henry VIII., figures picturesquely at the village, and is now a farmhouse. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £113 with residence. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Tudor style, consisting of chancel, vestry, nave, S porch, and a square western embattled tower. There is also a Primitive Methodist chapel, and between 4 and 5 acres of town land.

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 CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishNewton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStow 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP14
Post TownStowmarket