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St Mary's Church, Woodnewton - geograph.org.uk - 153271.jpg
St Mary's Church, Woodnewton
Woodnewton is located in Northamptonshire
Woodnewton shown within Northamptonshire
Population 450 (2011)
OS grid reference TL0394
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Peterborough
Postcode district PE8
Dialling code 01780
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East 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 the East Northamptonshire district. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 442 people,[1] increasing slightly to 450 at the 2011 Census.[2]

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. Coco the clown is buried in the graveyard of St Mary's parish church, which is situated to the eastern 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,[3] 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. ^ Village Hall website

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