Owston and Newbold

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Owston and Newbold
St Andrew's Church, Owston.jpg
St Andrew's Church
Owston and Newbold is located in Leicestershire
Owston and Newbold
Owston and Newbold
Owston and Newbold shown within Leicestershire
Population 112 (2011)
OS grid reference SK774079
Civil parish
  • Owston and Newbold
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OAKHAM
Postcode district LE15
Dialling code 01664
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
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LeicestershireCoordinates: 52°39′48″N 0°51′23″W / 52.663333°N 0.856389°W / 52.663333; -0.856389

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Main article: Owston Abbey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 June 2016. 
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ pastscape.org.uk: Owston Abbey. Monument record 321103 Accessed 26 April 2014

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