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Newbold canal tunnel.jpg
Newbold canal tunnel
Newbold-on-Avon is located in Warwickshire
Newbold-on-Avon shown within Warwickshire
Population 1,548 (2001)
OS grid reference SP495765
Civil parish
  • Newbold-on-Avon
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV21
Dialling code 01788
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°23′24″N 1°16′52″W / 52.390°N 1.281°W / 52.390; -1.281Coordinates: 52°23′24″N 1°16′52″W / 52.390°N 1.281°W / 52.390; -1.281

Newbold-on-Avon is an area of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, located around 1½ miles north-west of the town centre. From the 2011 Census population details are kept within Rugby. Newbold was historically a village in its own right, but was incorporated into Rugby in 1932. The name is derived from the Saxon Niowebold ('New house').

Newbold keeps its village character in places, but modern housing estates surround the old village core. In the old village is the church of St Botolph, which dates from the 15th century.

The abandoned tunnel on the old route of the canal

The River Avon and the Oxford Canal go between Newbold and Rugby. The canal goes through the 189-metre-long Newbold Tunnel, built in the 1830s to replace an older tunnel which went on a different route. Remains of the old tunnel can be seen next to the churchyard. The tunnel is oval in section, with the lower part forming an inverted arch for strength.[1]

There are some former quarries in the Newbold area. One of them has been converted into a nature reserve, known as Newbold Quarry Park.

The main secondary school in Newbold is Avon Valley School.


  1. ^ Burton, Anthony; Platt, Derek (2001). The Anatomy of Canals. Vol 1: The Early Years. History Press. p. 65. ISBN 0752421379.