Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted

Help and advice for NEWTON

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.

We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.


NEWTON, in the parish of Slaidburn, west-division of Staincliffe, liberty of Bowland; (Newton Hall, the seat of Thomas Parker, Esq.) 7 miles NW. of Clitheroe, (Lanc.) 13 from Settle, 18 from Lancaster, 22 from Skipton. No Market. Fairs, March 14, April 14, and September 16, for horned cattle. Pop. 581.

Here is a School, founded by John Brabbin, of Newton in Bowland, by Will, dated 23rd March, 1768, and endowed it with twenty guineas, for the purpose of instructing all the people called Quakers, male and female, and six children of the poor inhabitants of the township of Newton; and a house and school room which he erected, and a garden adjoining. By a lapse of several years, the salary has accumulated to forty guineas per annum. It is managed by trustees elected, according to the tenure of his Will, on the recommendation of the Quakers, who assemble at their monthly meetings, held at Settle. The present master, James Noddle, was elected in 1813, and the number of scholars average about thirty. Other children, not Quakers, can be admitted, provided there is not above a certain number of that sect.

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]