Newton in the Isle, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Newton in the Isle is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Other places in the parish include: Fitton End.

Alternative names: Newton by Wisbech

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Tydd St Giles
  • Tydd St Mary
  • Leverington
  • West Walton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NEWTON, a village and a parish in Wisbeach district, Cambridge. The village stands in the fens, near the boundaries with Norfolk and Lincoln, 1½ mile W of the river Nen, and 3¾ N by W of Wisbeach r. station; is a picturesque place; and has a post-office under Wisbeach. The parish contains also the hamlet of Fitton-End, and comprises 3,056 acres. Real property, £6,363. Pop., 431. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to E. Jackson, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £1,400. Patron, the Bishop of Ely. The church is partly decorated English, partly perpendicular; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower; and contains an old font, two piscinæ, and several ancient monumental slabs. There is a free school; and the parish shares in the charities of Leverington.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records


Online Records (Free)

England, Cambridgeshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1599-1860


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Cambridgeshire
Civil Registration District: Wisbeach
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Ely
Rural Deanery: Wisbech
Poor Law Union: Wisbech
Hundred: Wisbech
Province: Canterbury