Owston and Newbold

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Owston and Newbold
St Andrew's Church, Owston.jpg
District Harborough
Shire county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Leicester
Postcode district LE15
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Rutland and Melton
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Owston and Newbold is a hamlet and civil parish, 5 miles (8 km) west of Oakham in the county of Leicestershire, England.

The Parish Church of St Andrew, Owston, began as an Augustinian monastic foundation before 1161, and substantial buildings stood around the site of the current church. Owston Abbey was never prosperous, and when dissolved at the reformation had 6 canons..[1] The parish retained a part of the Abbey Church for its use when the rest was demolished, resulting in an unusually proportioned building, with its doorway through the tower on the south side. The relationship between the current church and former monastic arrangements remains uncertain.[2]

Main article: Owston Abbey


  1. ^ Houses of Augustinian canons: The abbey of Owston, A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 2 (1954), pp. 21-23. Date accessed: 26 April 2014
  2. ^ pastscape.org.uk: Owston Abbey. Monument record 321103 Accessed 26 April 2014

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Coordinates: 52°39′48″N 0°51′23″W / 52.66333°N 0.85639°W / 52.66333; -0.85639