In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Newton like this:
NEWTON-NEAR-SUDBURY, a parish in Sudbury district, Suffolk; 3¼ miles E of Sudbury r. station. Post-town, Sudbury. Acres, 2, 197. Real property, £3, 561. Pop., 529. Houses, 102. The manor of Newton Hallbelongs to Earl Howe; and the manor of Botelers, to the Rev. T. H. Causton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £597.* Patron, St. Peter's College Cambridge. The church is ancient; retains a Norman arch, which was formerly a doorway; and comprises nave and chancel, with S porch and a tower. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and a national school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Newton, in Babergh and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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