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South Newton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Newton, South, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands on the river Wiley, 1 mile SSE of Wishford station on the G.W.R., and 2½ miles N by W of Wilton. It has a post office under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Wilton. Acreage of the civil parish, 3129; population, 546; of the ecclesiastical, 603. The Earl of Pembroke is lord of the manor. The Wilton Union Workhouse is in this parish, and has a very handsome chapel attached for the use of the inmates. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £120 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church was variously Norman, Transition Norman, Early English, and Perpendicular; went into a ruinous condition; was rebuilt throughout the N side in the Early English style in 1862; was restored throughout the S side, with preservation of the original features, in the same year; has a tower and a S porch, then built; and retains an old three-light E window filled with stained glass.

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 parishSouth Newton St. Andrew 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionWilton 

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 districtSP2
Post TownSalisbury