Place:Long Newnton, Wiltshire, England

NameLong Newnton
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.626°N 2.133°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1930)
Also located inGloucestershire, England     (1930 - )
See alsoMalmesbury St. Paul, Wiltshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a chapelry
Malmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tetbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district 1894-1930
Tetbury Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district 1930-1974
Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Long Newnton is a small village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England (but prior to 1930 in Wiltshire), situated on the B4014 road between Malmesbury (2 km NW) and Tetbury (5 km S). It is near the southwest end of the Cotswold Hills. At the 2011 UK census its population was 211.

The village has a church (Holy Trinity Church) and between 30 and 60 houses, but no shops. The nearest large towns are Cheltenham and Swindon. The village was associated for hundreds of years with the Estcourt family, and the church living was in the gift of the family.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Long Newnton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NEWNTON (Long), a village and a parish in the [registration] district of Tetbury and county of Wilts. The village stands near Akeman-street, and near the boundary with Gloucestershire, 1½ mile E of Tetbury, and 6½ S W by W of Tetbury-road [railway] station; was known to the Saxons as Newantune; and has a post-office under Tetbury.
"The parish comprises 2,289 acres. Real property, with Ashley: £4,581. Rated property of [Long Newnton] alone: £2,663. Population: 277. Houses: 63. The property belongs to the Right Hon. T.H.S.S. Estcourt. A right of common was given by King Athelstan. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £370. Patron: the Right Hon. T.H.S.S. Estcourt. The church is modern, but retains the tower of a previous edifice. There are a village school, and charities £16."

Ashley was the neighbouring parish on the western side of the Fosse Way which was transferred to Gloucestershire in 1930. Long Newnton was originally a chapelry of the ancient parish of Malmesbury St. Paul.

Research Tips



  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Wiltshire parishes which have parish register transcripts online, quite often from very early dates. However, reading the early ones requires skill and patience. Transcriptions should also be in FamilySearch.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Wiltshire.
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