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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Severn Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Newinton 1275 SR 1340 NI 1408 IpmR
  • Newetone 1275 Ass
  • Neuton 1315 FF
  • Naunton, Nawnton 1545,1579 Wills
  • Blake 1332 SR


'New farm,' also known as Black Naunton to distinguish it from Naunton Beauchamp . It was so called from Robert le Blake or Blac who had a holding here (1180–2 P). We have also a Robert le Neir and Reginald le Blake in 1332 (SR), a good example of a second name which early seems to have become practically a surname.

Places in the same Parish