Newton Blossomville

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Newton Blossomville
Newton Blossomville is located in Buckinghamshire
Newton Blossomville
Newton Blossomville
 Newton Blossomville shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 329 [1]
OS grid reference SP925515
Civil parish Newton Blossomville
Unitary authority Milton Keynes
Ceremonial county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEDFORD
Postcode district MK43
Dialling code 01234
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Milton Keynes North
List of places
UK
England
Buckinghamshire

Coordinates: 52°09′14″N 0°38′56″W / 52.154°N 0.649°W / 52.154; -0.649

Newton Blossomville is a village in the Borough of Milton Keynes and ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire, England. It is a civil parish, sharing a joint parish council with Clifton Reynes.[2] At the 2001 census, the population of the parish was 280[3]

It is located in the north of the Borough, about two and a half miles east of Olney & quarter of a mile from the Bucks/Beds border, just outside the village.

The Bridge over the River Great Ouse, north-east of the village

The village name 'Newton' is an Old English language word meaning 'new village' or 'new homestead'. It was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 under the holdings of Clifton Reynes (Clystone) as not much was left of the original settlement, possibly a victim of raids from across the River Great Ouse. Called 'Niwetone' when first named independently in 1175, it gained the affix 'Blossevill', referring to the family name of the lords of the manor in the 13th century (a common thing to happen to settlement names at that time).

Services[edit]

Today, the main services remaining in the village are the Newton Blossomville Church of England 1st School and the Old Mill public house (previously The Old Mill Burned Down), which closed twice in recent years. The pub reopened under new ownership in June 2006, after refurbishment. The village post office has been closed for many years, as is common for other villages of this size. The nearest railway station, in Turvey, was closed when the Bedford to Northampton Line was closed in the 1960s; although some of the line remains, it is unused and overgrown, although a section is used as a private access from the village to a farm in Spring Lane, Clifton Reynes.

Notable former inhabitants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census, Accessed 4 February 2013
  2. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council.
  3. ^ Population of the village (Page 22) Milton Keynes Council

External links[edit]

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