Newton Bromswold

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Newton Bromswold
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St Peter's Church
Grid reference: SP9965
Location: 52°16’43"N, 0°32’35"W
Population: 62  (2001)
Post town: Rushden
Postcode: NN10
Dialling code: 01933
Local Government
Council: East Northamptonshire

Newton Bromswold otherwise Newtown Bromshold is a village and parish in Northamptonshire, adjacent to the border with Bedfordshire. It lies about two miles east of Rushden. At the 2001 census the parish's population was 62 people in 27 households.[1] The population remained less than 100 at the 2011 Census and is included in the town of Rushden. It is near the villages of Wymington, Chelveston, Knotting, Knotting Green, Yielden and Melchbourne. There is a pub and a small church. The village takes its name from the forest which once stood where the village is today, called Bruneswald Forest.

The Swan public house

The village pub features in one of local author H.E. Bates's novels, and was frequented by US bomber pilots from nearby RAF Chelveston in the war. it has its own car park, a garden and a games room.

St Peter's Church

The village's church, dedicated to Saint Peter, is known for its exquisite mediæval stained glass. The church has three bells, one of which is unmarked and it is thought to be over 500 years old.


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