In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described South Newton like this:
NEWTON (South), a village and a parish in Wilton district, Wilts. The village stands on the river Wiley, adjacent to the Salisbury, Westbury, and Bath railway, 1 mile S S E of Wishford r. station, and 2¼ N by W of Wilton. The parish includes the tythings of Burdens-Ball, Chilhampton, Stoford, Ugford, and Little Wishford; and its post town is Wilton, under Salisbury. ...
Acres, 3, 370. Real property, with Great Wishford and Avon, £6, 880. Rated property of S. N. alone, £4, 515. Pop., 717. Houses, 125. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £221. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church was variously Norman, transition Norman, early English, and perpendicular; went into a ruinous condition; was rebuilt throughout the N side, in the early English style, in 1862; was restored, throughout the S side, with preservation of the original features, in the same year; has a tower and a S porch, then built; and retains an old three-light E window, now filled with stained glass. There are a national school, charities £10, and the Wilton workhouse; and the last has a handsome chapel, erected in 1864.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of South Newton, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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