AboutNewton Solney is a small and picturesque South Derbyshire village, situated 2 miles north east of Burton upon Trent. Anglian Invaders came up the River Trent in the 16th century and settled in the attractive location on the confluence of the Rivers Dove and Trent. They called it Niwanture meaning New Farm. It wasn't until the 1300's that the village became known as Newton Solney after the de Solneys, who descended from a Norman knight and were chief owners of the village in 13th and 14th centuries. St Mary's Church dates back to Norman times and is thought to contain effiges of the de Solney family. The church was heavily restored and altered in 1880.
Beehive Cottage is an unusual octagonal shaped building and was built in the 19th century. It one of a number of whimsical buildings that give a distinctive character to the village. The village is also dominated by the Newton Park Hotel, it appears to have begun life as an 18th century farmhouse. This was then altered and enlarged by Abraham Hoskins shortly after 1800 to become a country house.
Now Available! 'Newton Solney Walk' one in a series of walks published in the 'More Walks in South Derbyshire' booklet priced at £2.00 (+50p postage). Please contact Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre to obtain your copy.
- Accepts groups
- Dogs accepted
- Telephone (public)
- Children welcome
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- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Disabled access
Map & Directions
2 miles north east of Burton on Trent
The nearest railway station is Burton on Trent, which is 2 miles away.