Toft Newton

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Toft Newton
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St Michael's Church, Newton by Toft
Toft Newton is located in Lincolnshire
Toft Newton
Toft Newton
Location within Lincolnshire
Population457 (2011)
OS grid referenceTF050874
• London140 mi (230 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Rasen
Postcode districtLN8
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
53°22′23″N 0°25′23″W / 53.373194°N 0.423063°W / 53.373194; -0.423063Coordinates: 53°22′23″N 0°25′23″W / 53.373194°N 0.423063°W / 53.373194; -0.423063

Toft Newton is a civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It consists of the small villages of Toft next Newton and Newton by Toft, and the hamlet of Newtoft. It is 4 miles (6 km) west from Market Rasen. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 522, decreasing to 457 at the 2011 census.[1]

The church of St Michael in Newton by Toft dates from the 12th century and was extensively rebuilt in 1860 by James Fowler.[2] St Peter and Paul Church in Toft next Newton was originally built in the thirteenth century, but was extensively remodelled in 1891 by Hodgson Fowler. It is a grade II listed building,[3] but was closed in 1986 and was sold for residential use in 1989.[4]

Toft Newton Reservoir on the upper reaches of the River Ancholme attracts fishing, particularly for trout, and bird watching. The reservoir covers 41 acres (16.5 ha), and is supplied with water from Short Ferry, on the River Witham, through a 10.6-mile (17 km) pipeline. It is used to maintain flows in the Ancholme during the summer months, and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout. Facilities include a "wheelyboat", which is designed to allow wheelchair users to access the fishery.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael (1166203)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter and St Paul (1359779)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Toft next Newton". Genuki. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  5. ^ Itinerary (7 June 1996). Lincolnshire Catchment Panel Field Visit (PDF). Environment Agency. pp. 6, 8.

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