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"NEWTOWN, a parish in the lower half of Evingar hundred, county Hants, 2 miles S. by E. of Newbury, its nearest railway station and post town. The village, which is situated on the river Emborne, is chiefly agricultural. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £100 13s. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory* of Burghclere, in the diocese of Winchester. The church, dedicated to SS. Mary and John the Baptist, has been recently enlarged. There is a Church school, endowed by Lady Lucy Berkeley, with an annuity of £10. The Baptists have a place of worship. Newtown House is the principal residence. The Earl of Carnarvon is lord of the manor. "

[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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