South Newton  Wiltshire


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.

South Newton through time

South Newton is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about South Newton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 21st June 2024

Not where you were looking for?

Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "South Newton".