Newton, Northamptonshire

Newton, sometimes called Newton in the Willows, is a small village in the borough of Kettering, Northamptonshire. The village, in the Ise valley, is in the civil parish of Newton and Little Oakley which had a population at the 2001 census of 147,[1] decreasing to 126 at the 2011 Census.[2] It has a combined parish council with Geddington.

Redundant church used as Field Centre, Newton in the Willows - - 151243.jpg
St Faith's Church
(now Newton Field Centre)
Newton is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population126 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP881834
Civil parish
  • Newton and Little Oakley
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKettering
Postcode districtNN14
Dialling code01536
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°26′30″N 0°42′18″W / 52.4416°N 0.7050°W / 52.4416; -0.7050Coordinates: 52°26′30″N 0°42′18″W / 52.4416°N 0.7050°W / 52.4416; -0.7050

The Grade II* listed parish church of St Faith in Newton[3] is now deconsecrated. It is largely 14th century, with a 15th-century tower and chancel of 1858 by William Slater. The novelist J. L. Carr fought to prevent the redundancy of the church. The church building is now Newton Field Centre, an educational centre.[4] A dovecote, northeast of the church, is a Grade I listed building; it is described as an "outstanding dovecote, exhibiting craftsmanship of the highest quality".[5] It was associated with a mansion of the Tresham family.

In 1607, Newton was the site of the suppression of the Midland Revolt, a peasants' revolt against enclosure; at least 46 rebels were killed.[6] A memorial has been erected by the church where prisoners were held.


  1. ^ Statistics
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ Historic England, "Newton Field Centre (1052061)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 October 2019
  4. ^ Newton Field Centre
  5. ^ Historic England, "Dovecote, circa 160 metres North East of Newton Field Centre (1192042)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 24 October 2019
  6. ^ Newton Rebels

External linksEdit

  Media related to Newton at Wikimedia Commons