Place:Newton, Northumberland, England

Alt namesNewton Hallsource: parish taken with Newton
TypeTownship, Chapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates54.976°N 1.946°W
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1955)
See alsoBywell St. Peter, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which they were a townships
Tynedale Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Hexham Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Bywell, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which they were absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: This is neither Newton by the Sea or Newton on the Moor near Alnwick (which also has a Newton Hall which is the Newton Hall described in Wikipedia). The Newton and Newton Hall under discussion here is a "double" inland parish located east of Hexham.

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

"NEWTON-HALL, a township in Bywell St. Peter parish, Northumberland; 8 miles E N E of Hexham. Acres: 715. Population in 1851: 106; in 1861: 73. Houses: 16. The property belongs to W. F. Blackett, Esq. There is a chapel of ease."

Newton and Newton Hall were originally two adjoining townships in the ancient parish of Bywell St. Peter. They both became civil parishes in 1866, but there was no division between them on the map of 1900 listed below. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Hexham Rural District. In 1955 they were both abolished and were absorbed into the parish of Bywell.

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