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Transcribed by Kay & John Collins, 2008
Kelly's Directory 1910

Newton Bromswold is a village and parish on the Bedfordshire border of the county, 4½ miles south-east from Higham Ferrers station on the Northampton and Peterborough branch of the North Western railway and 8 east from Wellingborough, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Higham Ferrers, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Wellingborough, rural deanery of Higham Ferrers (first portion), archdeaconry of Oakham and diocese of Peterborough. The Church of St. Peter is a small but ancient building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with spire containing 4 bells: in the south wall of the chancel are six sedilia, the easternmost enclosing a piscina: and there are brasses to William Hewet, rector, died 1426, and to Roger Hewet, chaplain, died 1487: a window in the north aisle retains a portion of ancient glass with the head of a mitred ecclesiastic, supposed to represent Archbishop Chicheley. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1563; burials 1560; and marriages 1556. The living is a rectory, net yearly value from 170 acres of glebe £55, with residence, in the gift of the Crown, and held since 1907 by the Rev. Samuel Frost, who is also vicar of Shelton, where he resides. Mrs Herbert Sartoris, of Weekley, is lady of the manor. All Souls College, Oxford and Mrs Jane Harriet Wise of Walton Hall, Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, are the chief landowners. The soil is clay; sub-soil clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and beans. The area is 828 acres; rateable value £451; the population in 1901 was 85.

Letters from Rushden arrive at 8 a.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Rushden. Letter Box, cleared at 8.40 a.m. & 5.15 p.m. on week days only.

School (mixed), built in September 1867, for 27 children; average attendance, 16; Mrs Emily Binning mistress.

Dickens Joseph 
farmer 
Harris James  
farmer & cattle dealer
Harris James jun farmer
Roberts Elizabeth (Mrs)  Swan P.H. 


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