Cold Newton

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Cold Newton
Cold Newton, Leicestershire.jpg
Cold Newton is located in Leicestershire
Cold Newton
Cold Newton
Cold Newton shown within Leicestershire
OS grid reference SK715066
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52°38′14″N 0°54′38″W / 52.6373°N 0.9105°W / 52.6373; -0.9105Coordinates: 52°38′14″N 0°54′38″W / 52.6373°N 0.9105°W / 52.6373; -0.9105

Cold Newton is a small hamlet and civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire. It is situated about two miles from Tilton on the Hill and two miles north of Billesdon. Some 700 feet (210 m) above sea level, it overlooks the Wreake valley. Any population remaining is listed in the civil parish of Lowesby

History[edit]

Newton, spelt Niwetone is recorded in the Domesday Book. The name later changed to Newton Burdett when Hugo de Burdet became Lord of the Manor and was also known as Newton Marmion when the Marmion family were seated there.[1]

The estates of Loseby and Quenby meet at Cold Newton.[2]

Present Day[edit]

Cold Newton DMV remains
Cold Newton ridge and furrow

Cold Newton is now deserted. Ridges and hollows in fields mark where the village stood (at grid reference SK715066) and the site is a scheduled monument.

For administrative purposes the village is linked with Lowesby parish. It has no church, public house or shop. A village green was created in 1977 to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee on land gifted to the parish by the Quenby estate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nichols, John (1795). The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester. Leicester: John Nichols. p. 349. 
  2. ^ The Leicestershire and Rutland Village Book: Leicestershire and Rutland Federation of Women's Institutes 1989[page needed]

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