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Long Newnton

"LONG NEWNTON, a parish in the hundred of Malmesbury, county Wilts, 1½ mile E. of Tetbury, in Gloucestershire, and 4 miles N.W. of Malmesbury. It was called by the Saxons Newantune, and had right of common granted by King Athelstane. The parish is bounded on the W. by a branch of the river Avon. The village, which is small, and wholly agricultural, is situated on the road from Gloucester to Portsmouth. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £365, with a glebe of 23 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £370. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a modern structure, except the tower, rebuilt at the expense of the landholders. The peal of bells has recently been increased to six. There is a village school, supported by subscription. The Right Hon. Thomas H. S. Sotheron Estcourt, M. P., is lord of the manor."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Long Newnton is 3 miles NW of Malmesbury, and 1 mile SE of Tetbury (Gloucestershire), and was transferred to Gloucestershire. Grid Ref ST910925. Postcode GL8 8RR. Population 307 in 1831, 419 in 1951.


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Church Records

  • Common to all parishes is a Key to Abbreviations and a description of Church Records and Indexes for Wiltshire, including a complete Marriage Index for the county.

  • Indexes and registers of the parish church of Long Newnton, Holy Trinity:

    • Registers at Gloucester RO: Chr 1648-1907, Mar 1653-1753 and 1758-1836, Bur 1654-1812 (later ones may still be with incumbent)
    • BTs at WSRO for 1606, 1609, 1619-23, 1632-35, 1666-79, 1705-09, 1716-18, 1727-49, 1751-1837; later ones at Bristol RO.
    • The Ring Marriages 1658-1837 with Ashley
    • Phillimore Marriages 1653-1812 (vol 3)
    • Wiltshire Index Service Burials 1800-1837

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