Kings Newton  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kings Newton like this:

KINGS-NEWTON, a village and a township in Melbourne parish, Derbyshire. The village stands near the river Trent, and near the boundary with Leicestershire, 7 miles SSE of Derby. The township comprises 793 acres. Pop., about 300. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Hastings. The Hall belonged to the Hardinge family; gave entertainment, for a time, to Charles I.; and was burnt down in 1859. A spring here was once in much repute as a holy well; and a stone arch was erected over it, in 1660, by Sir Robert Hardinge. A house was 1ately fitted up as a chapel of ease.

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Kings Newton through time

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

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kings Newton in South Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 07th March 2021

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