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Survey of English Place-Names

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Long Newton

Parish in the County of Durham

Historical Forms

  • the cawsey in Longnewton 1583 Wills
  • Ecclesia de Longa Neutone 1235×6 Ass
  • Ecclesia de Langeneuton' 1314 RPD
  • Ecclesia de Langneuton' 1314 ib
  • Ecclesia de Langnewton' 1438×9 Vis
  • White Horse 1828 Pigot


According to Surtees III 212, Long Newton formed a single Constablery but included Coatham Stob and part of West Hartburn or Goosepool (see Goosepool Beck supra ). West Hartburn was held to be in the parish of Long Newton and paid tithes to the Rector but joined with Middleton St George in the poor rate. It is dealt with supra under the latter parish. The parish is 4,311 acres in area, and in 1850 the land was mostly arable, VCH III 299.

Major Settlements