"WATER-NEWTON, a parish in the hundred of Normancross, county Hunts, 6 miles south-west of Peterborough, and 5 north by west of Stilton. It is situated on Billing-Brook, and the river Nene skirts the parish. The village is inconsiderable, and wholly agricultural. There are quarries of building-stone. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £231. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £270. The church, dedicated to St. Remigius, is a small plain structure. There is a village school. Roman coins and fragments of tesselated pavement have been found."