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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • Neuton by Wemme 1373 Cl
  • Newton vill 1586–7 RentSur
  • Newtowne 1588–9 1695 PR(L)
  • Newtown 1652 ib
  • Newton 1673,1726 ib


'New settlement', a common name in Sa as elsewhere. Cf. Newton in Ellesmere supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name