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Newton by Toft

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Census

  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Census
Year
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 641
1851H.O. 107 / 2115
1871R.G. 10 / 3426
1891R.G. 12 / 2624
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael and was built in the Norman period.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1860.
  • The church seats only about 80.
  • A photograph of Saint Michael's Church is at the Wendy PARKINSON English Church Photographs site.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • Here is a photograph of St. Michael's Church, taken by Ron COLE (who retains the copyright):

 

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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1592.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage indexes and a burial index for the Westwold Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here before 1900.
  • For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • Check our Church Records page for county-wide resources.
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Market Rasen sub-district of the Caistor Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration which began in July, 1837.
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Description & Travel

Newton-by-Toft is a village and a parish, 4 miles west of Market Rasen and about 11 miles northeast of the City of Lincoln. The parish covers 1,009 acres. Faldingworth parish lies to the south.

If you are planning a visit:

  • The Toft Newton Reservoir lies due west of the village. Richard CROFT has a photograph of the Toft Newton Reservoir on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006.
  • See our touring page for visitor services.
You can see pictures of Newton by Toft which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Newton by Toft 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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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF050874 (Lat/Lon: 53.373037, -0.42323), Newton by Toft which are provided by:

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Names, Geographical

  • The name Newton is a very common name, coming from the Old English niwe+tun, or "new estate or village".
    A. D. Mills, "A Dictionary of English Place-Names," Oxford University Press, 1991.
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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Walshcroft Wapentake in the West Lindsey district in the parts of Lindsey in the 19th century.
  • Kelly's 1913 Directory of Lincolnshire places the parish, perhaps erroneously, in the East Lindsey district of the county.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard on the 1st Tuesday each month at the Market Rasen petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Caistor Poor Law Union.
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Population

YearInhabitants
180151
183182
185171
187195
189168
191168
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Schools

  • A Public Elementary School was built here in 1874 to hold up to 50 children. Average attendance in 1899 was 12.
  • Ian S. has a photograph of the Old School House on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.