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By Anthony Tuck

The parish of Newport lies within the valley of the river Cam in north-west Essex approximately 3 and a part miles south-west of the industry city of Saffron Walden, and a brief distance from the Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire borders. It most likely originated within the early tenth century as a royal beginning, and it quickly constructed a few city good points comparable to a industry. Its place on a major via direction among London and East Anglia gave it a extra assorted personality than a few of its neighbouring villages, and the arriving of the railway within the nineteenth century ended in the institution of a gasoline works and maltings. on the other hand, it remained a mostly agricultural group till the mid twentieth century, yet thereafter its place as a thoroughfare village helped to set up Newport as a group with such a lot of its grownup inhabitants discovering paintings somewhere else, a few in London.

This e-book explores the various personality of Newport over 11 centuries. It examines the altering styles of landownership, social constitution and economic climate of the village and its associations, no longer least its 16th-century grammar tuition. It additionally discusses the half performed, specially within the 18th, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, via the proprietors of Shortgrove corridor, in the parish, and Quendon corridor, a number of miles to the south.

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