The Village of Newton
The village is scattered around a green of some 40 acres and the total land within the Parish boundaries is approximately 2200 acres. Although the Parish is Newton, to avoid postal confusion the word ‘Green’ was added in the 1920s, to distinguish it from nearby ‘Nowton’. With the introduction of post codes, letters now find the correct destination and the village has now reverted to its original name of Newton. About 500 people live in Newton of which 410 are voters with the population not changing significantly since the 1850s.
The main feature of the village, as your drive through on the A134, is the Village Green. The Green is unusual in that it accommodates 8 of the 18 holes of the Newton Green Golf Club and on a bright day there can be few more picturesque views than can be seen from one of the many benches on the Green or from the beer garden at the Saracen's Head.
The Green also accommodates the Grade II listed War Memorial which was built by public subscription to remember the 21 villagers lost in the First and Second World Wars.
Amongst the many attractions that the village has, it is worth pointing out the:
- 14th Century All Saints Church at the end of Church Road
- Village Hall east of the Village Green
- Jubilee Gardens, by the Village Hall, which was created to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee
- Playing fields behind the Village Hall which also accommodates the childrens playground equipment
- Five ponds that surround the Village Green and 7 Public Footpaths
- Saracen’s Head Public House / Restaurant west of the Village Green.
The nearest shops and post offices are located in nearby Great Waldingfield (2 miles) or Boxford (3 miles) whilst Sudbury town centre (3 miles) has excellent facilities serving most requirements and the rail link to London.