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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
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
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 Rugby and Kenilworth
List of places

Coordinates: 52°23′25″N 1°16′53″W / 52.390337°N 1.281251°W / 52.390337; -1.281251

Newbold-on-Avon is an area of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, located around 1½ miles north-west of the town centre. 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 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.

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.

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