"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]
- 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.
- 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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West Newton is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
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