North Newnton shown within Wiltshire
|Population||415 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||North Newnton|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
The parish was described as follows in The National Gazetteer (1868):
NORTH NEWNTON, a parish and township in the hundred of Swanborough, county of Wilts, 8 miles S.E. of Devizes, and 4 S.W. of Pewsey. The village, which is small, is situated on the river Avon. The parish contains the tythings of Hilcott and Rainscombe, with Overton Heath. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £176. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient structure, with a square tower. The Primitive Methodists have a chapel."
All significant local government services are provided by the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, with its headquarters in Trowbridge, and the parish is represented there by Paul Oatway, who succeeded Brigadier Robert Hall in 2013. In Parliament it is represented by the Member for the Devizes constituency, Claire Perry.
- Crittall, Elizabeth (ed.); Baggs, A. P.; Crowley, D. A.; Pugh, Ralph B.; Tomlinson, Margaret (1975). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Wiltshire, Volume 10: Swanborough hundred; the borough of Devizes.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1975). The Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. ISBN 0 14 0710.26 4.
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