Owston and Newbold
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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 population of the civil parish at the 2011 census (including Marefield) was 112.
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. 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.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
- 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
- pastscape.org.uk: Owston Abbey. Monument record 321103 Accessed 26 April 2014
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