In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Newton Regis like this:
NEWTON-REGIS, or Newton-in-the-Thistles, a village and a parish in the district of Tamworth and county of Warwick. The village stands within 1½ mile of the boundaries with Stafford and Leicester, 3 N N E of Polesworth r. station, and 5¼ E N E of Tamworth; and has a post-office under Tamworth. ...
The parish comprises 1, 601 acres. Real property, £2, 324. Pop., 442. Houses, 111. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £300.* Patrons, Col. Inge and Sir Robert Burdett, Bart. The church is a handsome edifice, with tower and lofty spire. There is a national school.
Newton Regis is now part of North Warwickshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Warwickshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Newton Regis itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Newton Regis in North Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th March 2017
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