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North Newnton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Newnton, North, or Newington, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands on the river Avon, 2 miles from Woodborough station on the G.W.R., and 8½ ESE of Devizes. Post town, Pewsey. The parish includes the tithings of Hilcott, Cuttenham, and part of Bottlesford. Acreage, 1146; population of the civil parish, 332; of the ecclesiastical, 367. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The Earl of Normanton is lord of the manor. The living is a rectory and vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £290. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The tower of the church is ancient, and the nave was restored in 1862.

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 parishNorth Newton St. James 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN9
Post TownPewsey