A Short History of Wold Newton

The history of Wold Newton is a long one!  Although archaeological evidence indicates much earlier settlement in the area, the etymology of the name, Wold Newton, dates the village to about the 8th century, so we must assume that the settlement as we know it today began at that time with the founding of a new Anglo Saxon farm in what was then a largely Danish landscape.  (See the extract below from an article on the idiosyncrasies of Lincolnshire placenames - "Azure Mouse, Bloater Hill, Goose Puddings, and One Land called the Cow: continuity and conundrums in Lincolnshire minor names" by Richard Coates University of the West of England/University of Sussex, September 1970.)
Accepting Ralph Waldo Emerson's view, that history is subjective, we haven't attempted to write a history but, rather, we have gathered together in scrapbook form as much evidence as we can find of the place and of the people who lived in, and influenced, the village to enable you to form your own view.
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David Buckle,
29 Dec 2010, 09:25
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