In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described West Newton like this:
NEWTON (West), a township, with a village, in Aldbrough parish, E. R. Yorkshire; miles N E of Hull. Acres, 778. Real property, £3, 218. Pop., 220. Houses, 30. An hospital was founded here, prior to 1179, by William Earl of Albemarle.