Administrative unit

Newton Borough

Ancient District

Preferred Name:
NEWTON
Unit Type:
Ancient District
Status:
Borough
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10134535
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 593.

Notes:

According to the Centre for Metropolitan History's Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516, "The 'new town' and market that appear briefly to have existed in Purbeck in 1286 was probably at Shotover, Dorset (q.v.) rather than at the later settlement of Newton.", and, under Shotover, "In January 1286 K Edw I attempted to establish a town at 'Gotowre super Mare' and in May of the same year granted the burgesses of the Nova Villa in Dorset the liberties of the citizens of London, as observed at Melcombe (CChR, 1257.1300, p. 337). The two places were evidently identical and 'Gotowre' probably corresponded to Shotover (surviving in the modern place-name Shotover Moor) on the boundary of Corfe and Studland, where the Claywell valley issues into Poole Harbour, rather than to the later settlement of Newton a mile away. The project appears to have failed almost immediately. See T.C. Walsh, 'Gotowre Super Mare: a new town in Dorset commissioned in 1286', Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset 34 (1996.2000), pp. 218.21." (http://www.history.ac.uk/cmh/gaz/dorset.html, accessed on 17th August 2010).

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
DORSET Ancient County     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 593.

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
STUDLAND CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 119.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Newton Borough through time | Census tables with data for the Ancient District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10134535

Date accessed: 27th May 2019