Newton on Trent

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Newton on Trent
St.Peter's church, Newton on Trent, Lincs. - - 76999.jpg
St Peter's Church
Grid reference: SK832740
Location: 53°15’24"N, 0°45’11"W
Population: 389  (2011)
Post town: Lincoln
Postcode: LN1
Local Government
Council: West Lindsey

Newton on Trent is a village and parish in Lincolnshire, adjacent to the border with Nottinghamshire. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 389.[1] The village is situated east of the River Trent, and approximately ten miles south from Gainsborough, ten miles west from the county town of Lincoln, and at the junction of the A57 running east to west, and the A1133 running north to south.[2] With the exception of Kettlethorpe to the north and north-east, all the adjacent parishes are in Nottinghamshire: Dunham on Trent and Ragnall to the west; North Clifton to the south; and Thorney to the south-east.

West of the village, between it and the Trent, is the site of a Roman fort. It was discovered in 1962, and probably dates from the Claudian period. The area enclosed is likely to have been at least 30 acres. Fortresses of this size are not sufficiently large for a whole Roman legion, but would be adequate for a half-legion. Classified as a vexillation (smaller) fortress, it is an ancient Scheduled monument.[3][4]

The village is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Neutone", with 100 acres of meadow.[5]

The Grade-II* listed church is dedicated to St Peter and dates from the 12th century with later alterations and an 1876 restoration. The 12th-century tower is of four stages, and there is an early 13th-century west doorway.[6]

There are several Grade II listed buildings in the village: White House farm house which dates from the 15th century,[7] Hall Farm House, of painted brick, which dates from 1656,[8] the red brick Old Hall Farmhouse which dates from 1695,[9] and The Reindeer, a 17th-century red-brick public house.[10]

Newton on Trent CE Primary School serves the village. Originally built as a Parochial school in 1857, it was restored in 1880.[11]

The Dunham Bridge crosses the River Trent into the village of Dunham in neighbouring Nottinghamshire. The original toll bridge was built in 1837, had four segmental cast iron arches on ashlar piers and cast iron railings. The bridge superstructure was rebuilt in steel in 1975-76, retaining the original piers; a new toll booth facility was constructed in 1994.[12]


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  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  2. "Newton on Trent". Parish Councils. Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. Historic England. "Newton on Trent Roman Fort (324778)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 July 2011 
  4. National Heritage List England no. 1003608: Roman Fort, Newton on Trent
  5. on trent Newton on Trent in the Domesday Book
  6. National Heritage List England no. 1064109: St Peter, Newton on Trent
  7. National Heritage List England no. 1147202: White House Farmhouse, Newton on Trent
  8. National Heritage List England no. 1147213: Hall Farm House, Newton on Trent
  9. National Heritage List England no. 1359489: Old Hall Farmhouse, Newton on Trent
  10. National Heritage List England no. 1359469: The Reindeer, Newton on Trent
  11. "Newton on Trent CE School". Lincs to the Past. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  12. Historic England. "Dunham Bridge, Newton on Trent (324781)". PastScape. Retrieved 14 July 2011