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.

Westnewton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Westnewton

Historical Forms

  • Neutona c.1187 HolmC
  • Neuton a.1195 HolmC 1399 IpmR
  • in Allerdal' 1285 For
  • Neweton 1332 SR
  • Newenton 1360 Pat
  • Newton in Ardale 1576 S
  • West Newton 1777 NB

Etymology

'New tūn'. v. nīwe . Westnewton is “So called, it is probable, in contra-distinction to Newton Arlosh , in the parish of Holme Cultram , which lies to the east ” (H ii, 297).

Places in the same Parish