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Cold Newton

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Description in 1871:
"NEWTON (Cold), a township in Lowesby parish, Leicestershire; 8¼ miles E by N of Leicester. Real property, £2, 443. Pop., 138. Houses, 26. The township is a meet for the Belvoir hounds."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales," 1870-72

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Cemeteries

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Census

  • The parish was in the Billesdon sub-district of the Billesdon Registration District.
     
  • The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2253
1871 R.G. 10 / 3227
1891 R.G. 12 / 2494
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Churches

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Church History

  • There is no Anglican parish church at Cold Newton.
     
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1653 and is included in that of Lowesby parish church.
     
  • The church would have been in the rural deanery of Goscote (first portion).
     
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Billesdon sub-district of the Billesdon Registration District.
     
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Description & Travel

Cold Newton is a village and a parish overlooking the Wreake valley, 10 miles east of Leicester and between the parishes of Billesdon and Lowesby. The parish is about 3 miles north of Billesdon, stands at 700 feet above sea level and covers about 1,555 acres.

The ancient hamlet of Cold Newton has pretty much disappeared. If you are planning a visit:

  • There is no church, public house or shop.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of Main Street traffic on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2007.
     
  • By automobile, Cold Newton village is west off the B6047 arterial road between Hallstead and Lowesby.
     
You can see pictures of Cold Newton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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History

  • This area was prime grazing land for centuries.
     
  • A village green was created in 1977 to mark Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee on land gifted to the parish by the Quenby estate.
     
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Manors

Stephen RICHARDS has a photograph of Lowesby Hall on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2003.

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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK715064 (Lat/Lon: 52.650629, -0.944553), Cold Newton which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • Cold Newton was "cold" because of its exposed elevation.
     
  • "Newton" was spelt as "Niwetone" in the 1086 Domesday Book.
     
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Politics & Government

  • Although this place was an ancient township in Lowesby parish in Leicestershire, it also became a Civil Parish at some point. The most likely date for this event is Dec. 1866, when many townships and extra-parochial areas were incorporated for civil administration.
     
  • This place was in the ancient East Goscote Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the East Norton petty session hearings the first Friday of each month.
     
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became part of the Billesdon Poorlaw Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1841 104
1861 138
1871 139
1881 185
1891 93
1901 128
1911 107
1921 107
1931 104
1951 90
1961 62
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Schools

  • A Church of England School was opened here in June, 1876, principally paid for by Sir Frederick T. FOWKE, baronet.