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West Newton

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"NEWTON (WEST) is a pleasant village, on an eminence, 7 miles N.N.E. of Lynn. It has a large brewery, and comprises in its parish 242 inhabitants, and 1,221A. 3R. 35P. of land, lying in the two manors of Rivetts and Buckenham, of which the Hon. Chas. Spencer Cowper, is now lord and owner of most of the soil. The common (280A.) was enclosed in 1806, when 12 acres were allotted to the poor for fuel, &c. The CHURCH, (St. Peter and St. Paul,) is a venerable fabric, which was re-pewed in 1805, when the north aisle was taken down, and the arches walled up. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £178, is in the patronage of the Crown, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. John Fairfax Francklin, M.A., who has a good residence, and about 8A. of glebe." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Newton by Castle Acre, Newton Flotman and Newton St Faith (Horsham St Faith).

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.
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Church History

Church of St Peter and St Paul
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Picture of the church.
Church of St Peter and St Paul
Picture of the church.
West Newton Church Council
Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, West Newton.
[West Newton, West Newton Church Council, 1970s]
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Church Records

Marriages 1561-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), West Newton was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

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Description & Travel

West Newton
Description and pictures.
West Newton Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Lingwood, Lemmon
Jarrold's Guide to Hunstanton.
The illustrated handbook to Hunstanton and neighbourhood, including Sandringham, Castle Rising, King's Lynn, Heacham, West Newton, and Snettisham.
[Norwich, Jarrold, 1900s]
Durst, David W.
Norfolk Flax.
[Norwich, Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society, in: "Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society", vol.2, no.5, 1980]
Searle, Antony G. and Tuck, James W.
The King's Flax and the Queen's Linen.
H.M. Norfolk Flax Establishment, West Newton, 1930s-1950s.
[ISBN 0948400781, Larks Press, 1999]

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

West Newton is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which West 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF697276 (Lat/Lon: 52.818792, 0.517128), West Newton which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population