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Survey of English Place-Names

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Newton Picot

Early-attested site in the Parish of Burneston

Historical Forms

  • Neuton(e) 1086 DB
  • Neuton(e) on Leminc 1154–89 ChR
  • Pygot 1301 LS
  • Niwetune 1088 LVD50d
  • Scab(b)ed Newton 13 VCH 1574 FF

Etymology

'New farm' v. niwe , tun . NEDial scabbed is used of land having 'a thin, bare, gravelly soil interspersed with rocks, etc.'(EDD), and this suits the site. The land of Leeming through intermarriage passed to the family of Picot , Randel Pigot holding it in 1502 (VCH).

Places in the same Parish