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St Mary's Church, Woodnewton - geograph.org.uk - 153271.jpg
St Mary's Church, Woodnewton
Woodnewton is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population450 (2011)
OS grid referenceTL0394
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPeterborough
Postcode districtPE8
Dialling code01780
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°32′19″N 0°28′31″W / 52.5385°N 0.4754°W / 52.5385; -0.4754Coordinates: 52°32′19″N 0°28′31″W / 52.5385°N 0.4754°W / 52.5385; -0.4754
Village sign of Woodnewton

Woodnewton is a village in Northamptonshire, England. Essentially a pair of parallel streets, the village lies to the north of a small stream, the Willow Brook, in Rockingham Forest. It is in North Northamptonshire. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 442 people,[1] increasing slightly to 450 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The village's name means 'New farm/settlement'. The village is situated in the Forest of Cliffe, so 'wood' was added to signify that.[3]

Woodnewton is home to 'Clownfest', a fundraising operation inspired by Coco the Clown. There is a woodcarved statue of 'Coco the clown' in the Woodnewton village park.[4] Coco the clown is buried in the graveyard of St Mary's parish church, which is situated to the western end of the village. Clownfest raised enough money to pay for the building of the current village hall, which is a central hub for the village.

Other facilities include: Public House, Village hall,[5] Church and a Pottery.


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: Woodnewton CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 1 December 2009
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Key to English Place-names".
  4. ^ "Woodnewton Map | United Kingdom Google Satellite Maps". www.maplandia.com. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  5. ^ Village Hall website

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