Place:


Newton  Cambridgeshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Newton like this:

NEWTON, a village and a parish in Wisbeach district, Cambridge. The village stands in the fens, near the boundaries with Norfolk and Lincoln, 1½ mile W of the river Nen, and 3¾ N by W of Wisbeach r. station; is a picturesque place; and has a post-office under Wisbeach. The parish contains also the hamlet of Fitton-End, and comprises 3,056 acres. ...


Real property, £6, 363. Pop., 431. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to E. Jackson, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £1, 400.* Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is partly decorated English, partly perpendicular; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower; and contains an old font, two piscinæ, and several ancient monumental slabs. There is a free school; and the parish shares in the charities of Leverington.

Newton through time

Newton is now part of Fenland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Fenland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Newton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Newton, in Fenland and Cambridgeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3819

Date accessed: 05th December 2021


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