Baron Newton

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Lyme Park, the former seat of the Legh family

Baron Newton, of Newton-in-Makerfield in the County Palatine of Lancaster, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.[1] It was created in 1892 for the Conservative politician William Legh, who had earlier represented Lancashire South and Cheshire East in the House of Commons. Both his son, the second Baron, and his great-grandson, the fourth Baron, were Conservative government ministers. As of 2017 the title is held by the latter's eldest son, the fifth Baron, who succeeded in 1992.

The family seat is Laughton Park Farm, near Lewes, East Sussex. The ancestral seat was Lyme Park, near Disley, Cheshire. It was given to the National Trust in 1946 by the third Baron Newton.[2]

Barons Newton (1892)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Piers Richard Legh (b. 1979)


  1. ^ "No. 26328". The London Gazette. 23 September 1892. p. 5384.
  2. ^ Waterson, Merlin (1975). Lyme Park. National Trust. p. 8.