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Newton Underwood, Northumberland

Newton Underwood is a farm / hamlet in Northumberland, located about 3 miles west of Morpeth. It is the site of a deserted Medieval village, and some earthworks, including relatively well-preserved ridge and furrow field systems are visible.[1] The remains of Newton Underwood Tower, date from the late medieval period. Historically, Newton Underwood was a township in the ancient parish of Mitford. Today, Newton Underwood is part of Meldron Civil Parish.

NEWTON-UNDERWOOD, a township, in the parish of Mitford, union of Morpeth, W. division of Morpeth ward, N. division of Northumberland, 3 miles (W.) from Morpeth; containing 92 inhabitants. The Bertrams, Charuns, Eures, Reveleys, and Mitfords occur at various periods among the proprietors of land at this place; and of these, the Eures were owners for several centuries, till the 10th of James I.: the nuns of Hallystone had a grant of common of pasture here, which was confirmed by Henry III. in 1255. The township comprises 832 acres of excellent arable and pasture, and 20 of woodland. The village is seated a little to the north of the road between Elsdon and Morpeth, and has a large neat green in the centre. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £230. 6. 1. Here are the ruins of an ancient tower.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
Northumberland Mitford Parish, 1855 Deserted Medieval Village Meldon Civil Parish Mitford Parish, 1848 Newton Underwood Tower
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Mitford Parish, 1855
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Mitford Parish, 1855
- Extract from: History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland...Whellan, William, & Co, 1855. MITFORD PARISH   MITFORD, a parish partly in the west division of Morpeth Ward, and partly in the …
Newton Underwood (Meldon)
- This is the site of the deserted medieval village of Newton Underwood. There are substantial earthworks visible in several places, including well-preserved ridge and furrow field systems....

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