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Newton on Trent

Cemeteries

  • St Peter, High Street, Church of England

Census

  • The parish was in the Marton sub-district of the Gainsborough Registration District.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library holds a copy of the census returns for 1841 through 1901.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • Below are the census Piece Numbers, where known:
 Census
Year
 Piece Numbers
1841 H.O. 107 / 641
1861 R.G. 9 / 2411
1871 R.G. 10 / 3449
1891 R.G. 12 / 2637

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Newton on Trent area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
  • Some parts of the church date back to Norman times.
  • The church was restored during the years 1876-9.
  • The church seats 160 persons.
  • There is a photo of Saint Peter's Church at Wendy PARKINSON's site.
  • Richard CROFT has a fine photograph of the church tower on Geo-graph, taken in Januray, 2008.
  • Here is a photo of Saint Peter's Church taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

St. Peter's church

Church Records

  • Parish registers of baptisms and burials exist from 1656 and marriages from 1755. Bishop's transcripts go back to 1599.
  • The North Lincolnshire Library holds a copy of the parish register entries for baptisms 1656-1909, burials 1656-1992 and marriages 1656-1979.
  • The parish lies in the Corringham Deanery, for which there are Deanery marriage indexes.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a small chapel here prior to 1872. A new one was built in 1895. The Methodists still have a chapel in the village. For more on these chapels and their records, check our Non-Conformist Church Records page for additional resources.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Marton sub-district of the Gainsborough Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which started in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

Newton on Trent is both a village and parish 10 miles south of Gainsborough and 10 miles west of Lincoln. The River Trent is the western boundary of the parish, crossed by the Dunham Bridge. Kettlethorpe parish is to the north-east and Thorney parish in Nottinghamshire to the south. The parish covers some 1,570 acres.

The village overlooks the River Trent. If you are planning a visit:

  • The village is bisected by both the A57 trunk road and the A1133.
  • If you are driving, watch for the SIGN! as recorded on Geo-graph, taken in Januray, 2008.
  • Marshall's Bus Service operates route X 5 between Sutton on Trent and Lincoln with stops at Newton on Trent. This route only runs on Fridays. See also our Transport page.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Newton on Trent which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newton on Trent has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

History

  • Dunham Bridge across the Trent River was built in 1831-2. It was a cast-iron structure with four arches resting on stone piers, each 118 feet in span.
  • White's 1842 Directory reports that hiring for servants was held here about a month before Mayday and Martinmas. White's 1872 Directory reports that hiring for servants was held on the Monday after the Lincoln April Fair.
  • The Reindeer Public House on High Street has a long history as an Inn and Public House, dating back to the 1600s. It is currently a Grade II building with British Heritage
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the White Hart Inn on Geo-graph, taken in Januray, 2012.
  • The White Hart Public House on High Street has been operating since the 17th century. Here are the proprietors listed in various sources:
Year  Person
1842 John FRYER, vict.
1872 William FRYER, farmer
1882 William TURNER, farmer
1900 Richard T. NEWTON
1913 Henry HARRIS
1930 Georeg Hy. FORRESTER
2012 Karen TAYLOR

Land and Property

  • In White's 1842 Directory, the chief landowners in the parish were the dowager lady KINLOCK and Mrs. MINSTER. The DENBY, INGILBY, NEVILL and SKELTON families also own property here.
  • In White's 1872 Directory, the chief landowner was Lieut.-Col. CRACROFT-AMCOTTS, member of Parliament.
  • In Kelly's 1900 Directory, the chief landowners are Mrs. CRACROFT-AMCOTTS of Kettlethorpe, Sir Alexander KINLOCH, baronet of Kilduff, the Reverend W. H. HUTTON, Lieut.-Col. George H. HUTTON and the Rev. Canon Charles NEVILE.

Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK830740 (Lat/Lon: 53.256509, -0.757295), Newton on Trent which are provided by:

Military History

  • The Romans had a vexillation fortress at Newton on Trent. The national grid reference for the site is SK 823737.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in Januray, 2008.

Names, Geographical

  • The name Newton is a very common name, coming from the Old English niwe+tun, or "new estate or village".
    A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.

Names, Personal

  • White's 1842 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: BALFOUR, BEALBY, BELLAMY, DEAN, DENBY, DIXON, EDWARDS, FRYER, KITCHEN, KYME, LYON, MILES, MITCHELL, MURPHY, NAYLOR, NORWOOD, OLIVER, PEACOCK, RATHER, RAYNES, SKELTON, SUMMERS, THOMPSON, TINKER, TURTLE, VERNON, WAITE and WILMOT.
  • White's 1872 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: ADCOCK, ALLISON, ATKINSON, BARLOW, BEALBY, BEELEY, BELLAMY, COBB, CROSSLAND, DAWSON, DIXON, FRYER, FULLER, GRIMES, JAMES, KENT, KITCHEN, KYME, LAMBERT, LILL, LYON, MILES, NORWOOD, ROBINSON, RATHER, THOMPSON, TINKER, TORR, TURTLE, WALMSEY, WILLAN and WILMOT.
  • Kelly's 1900 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: ADCOCK, ARDEN, BAYES, CAVE, CROSSLAND, DAWSON, DIXON, FREEMAN, GLOVER, GOLD, GRIMES, KENT, KYME, LILL, NEWTON, ROWBOTHAM, SIMMS, STABLE, STOREY, TINKER and WILMOT.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory lists the following surnames in the parish: ADCOCK, ARDEN, BAYES, BURDELL, CROSSLAND, DIXON, FREEMAN, GELDER, GRIMES, HARRIS, KYME, LYNN, MARRISON, RICHARDSON, SIMMS, STABLE, STOREY, TINKER, WALKER, WILMOT and WINDALL.
  • If you are a BAYES family researcher, check the BAYES family web site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Well Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • In 1737, Mrs. HALL left 5 acres and 2 rods of land at Clifton which let for £7 a year. Of that £1 and 15 shillings went to the poor of this parish and the remainder to the poor of Kettlethorpe (in 1842).
  • The common fields were enclosed here in 1766.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, the parish became part of the Gainsborough Poorlaw Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Lincoln (Lindsey) petty session hearings.

Population

   Year  Inhabitants
1801 205
1831 310
1851 366
1861 325
1871 319
1891 307
1911 269
1991 261

Schools

  • A Parochial School was built here in 1857 and restored in 1880 at the expense of Lady HAY. In 1900 it had 60 students attending. The current school is on High Street, LN1 2JS.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.