English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Water Newton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Water Newton

Historical Forms

  • Niwantune 937 Thorney c.1300–25 973 Cragg c.1300–25 c.1000
  • Newetone 1086 DB
  • Neuton c.1150 Thorney c.1300–25
  • Newenton 1291 Tax 1428 FA
  • Waterneuton c.1300 Linc
  • Watter Newton c.1660 Moore


Self-explanatory. It lies by the Nen.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site