"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."
by Colin Hinson ©2013
- Monumental inscriptions for this parish have not been recorded by the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS. However, Peterborough & District FHS have an interest in the parish.
- Census information for this parish (1841 - 1891) is held in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- The full 1841 Census of Water Newton Parish is available as fiche set C82 from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- The full 1851 Census of Water Newton Parish is available as fiche set C32 from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- An index of surnames in the 1851 Census of the Peterborough Registration District (HO107/1747) in which Water Newton was enumerated (Folios 14B - 18), and which took place on 30th March 1851, has also been produced by the Peterborough & District FHS.
- The Index is available in either microfiche or A5 booklet form. Please state which version you want.
- The Census is available from Mr G Harbron, 7 Newby Close, Peterborough PE3 6PU, England.
- A full transcription of the 1891 Census of the Stilton sub-District of the Peterborough Registration District (RG12/1225) in which Waternewton was enumerated, and which took place on 5th April 1891, has also been produced by the Huntingdonshire FHS (as Fiche C-15). This is available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- The church of St. Remigius comsists of a chancel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, west tower and south porch. The walls are of rubble with stone dressings and the roofs are covered with stone slates and lead.
- The church is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, and numerous 12th century stones have been reused or built into later walls, but nothing of this date remains in-situ. The chancel and nave were rebuilt, and presumably he two aisles were added, during the 13th century. To this church, the west tower was added early in the 14th century.
- In 1887, the greater part of the north aisle and its arcade were rebuilt, and the whole church was generally restored. The tower was restored in 1892.
- There are photographs and further information on St. Remigius's Church on Rob's Churches website.
- The following are available in the Huntingdon Records Office.
- Baptisms: 1687/8-1812.
- Marriages: 1712/13-1754, 1758-1812, 1815-1839.
- Burials: 1699/1700-1812.
- Bishop's Transcripts: 1604-5, 1608-9, 1612, 1617-19, 1625-7, 1676-8/1680, 1682-3, 1686-8, 1691-2, 1695, 1699-1700, 1702, 1704-5, 1708-9, 1715, 1718-54, 1756-85, 1787-90, 1792-1812/1813-24/1825-41, 1843-4, 1849-55.
- The Huntingdonshire Marriage Indexes include marriages from this parish. These are, at present, issued in alphabetical listings in series: 1601-1700, and 1701-1754, and are available from the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire FHS.
- Water Newton was originally in the Peterborough Registration District of Northamptonshire from 1st July 1837. Subsequently it was transferred to the Stilton sub-District of Huntingdonshire. It was later transferred back to the Peterborough District.
- From 1st April 1998, marriage records were transferred to the Huntingdon Registry Office, but the births and burial records were retained by Peterborough.
- A transcript of the WaterNewton parish entries from 1932 Victoria County Series
- A transcript of the WaterNewton parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Water Newton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL109973 (Lat/Lon: 52.56224, -0.36542), Water Newton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The war memorial with detailed information about those who fell is available on the Roll of Honour site for Huntingdonshire.
- Niwanton (x cent.),
- Newetone (xi cent.),
- Newenton (xiii, xiv and xv cent.),
- Waternewton (xiv cent.).
- The parish of Water Newton was in the Peterborough Union of Northamptonshire for Poor Law administration.