English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Baschurch

Historical Forms

  • Newetowne 1516 SBL3651
  • New Towne Hy8 RentSur
  • Newtowne 1545 SBL17285 1773 SAS2/XI 1554
  • Newton 1777 SBL16874


This is an early ModE version of the common name Newton. NED notes the spelling town from the 15th cent. The settlement is on the edge of Baschurch village.