Newton, Warwickshire

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Newton
Newton-Main Street - geograph.org.uk - 540596.jpg
Newton - Main Street
Newton is located in Warwickshire
Newton
Newton
Location within Warwickshire
Population572 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP530780
Civil parish
  • Newton and Biggin
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRUGBY
Postcode districtCV23
Dialling code01788
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°23′51″N 1°13′13″W / 52.397514°N 1.22024°W / 52.397514; -1.22024Coordinates: 52°23′51″N 1°13′13″W / 52.397514°N 1.22024°W / 52.397514; -1.22024

Newton is a small village in the civil parish of Newton and Biggin in the Rugby borough of Warwickshire, England. The civil parish population taken at the 2011 census was 572.[1]

Newton is located around four miles north east of Rugby, and is close to the A5 road which marks the border with Leicestershire.

Just north of the village are the remains of the Roman town of Tripontium. The village is also at the northern end of the "Great Central Way" the footpath along the trackbed of the old Great Central Railway, near which a lioness sighting took place in 2008.

The main industry in the area is gravel extraction, which continues near the A5. Most of the houses in the village are of modern construction and were built to house workers for this industry. The Stag and Pheasant pub in Main St whilst not being the oldest pub in Warwickshire is the oldest building used as a pub in the County. Although the thatched building has a brick facing, probably added in the 17th Century, its core is a massive oak cruck frame of indeterminate age, possibly Saxon. The Townlands Allotments are also of some antiquity being established in 1752 at the time of the enclosures. They are at the end of Little London Lane - one of a number of localities carrying this name in England. The origins of the name are not believed to be directly linked with "London" but rather a corruption of the Old English "utlenden". Utlenden (outsiders) were Welsh drovers who set up camps on waste land en route to markets in London.

Edward Cave, the 18th century publisher was born in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 December 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Newton at Wikimedia Commons