Newton on Trent village sign


The village stands at the junction of the A57, running East to West, and the A1133, running North to South. Follow the A57 in an Easterly direction and you will eventually arrive in Lincoln. Follow it west and you will eventually meet the A1, the road that never sleeps.

Travel South, along the A1133, and you will find the ancient market town of Newark. Travelling North will bring you to Gainsborough and Scunthorpe.

The village has a population of approximately three hundred and fifty electors and its own Church of England Primary School, which attracts pupils from a number of the surrounding villages.

The village sign depicts the Church of England Church and the Methodist Chapel, as well as a reference to the school and the farming activities, which are traditional to the area and as strong today as in the past.

The river Trent, which is crossed by the Dunham Bridge, is the western boundary of the Parish. Kettlethorpe Parish lies to the northeast, and Thorney Parish in Nottinghamshire to the south. The Parish covers some 1570 acres.

The Romans had a vexillation fortress near the village, grid reference SK823737.

Dunham Bridge, a cast iron structure and the link between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, was built in 1831-2.