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Long Newnton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Newnton, Long, a village and a parish in Wiltshire, in the NW parliamentary division, in Malmesbury county court and Highway district, and in Tetbury union. The village is on the ancient Fosse Way, and near the boundary with Gloucestershire, 1¼ mile E of Tetbury station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Tetbury; money order and telegraph office, Tetbury. Acreage of parish, 2289; population, 323. There is a parish council consisting of seven members and a chairman. A right of common is said to have been given by King Athelstan. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £270 with residence. The church of the Holy Trinity is Early English, but has been several times restored. There is a cottage hospital.

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 CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishLong Newnton Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionTetbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Long Newnton 1653-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Long Newnton:

1605-1878 1609-18781605-1878

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Long Newnton from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: