Newhall, Derbyshire

Newhall is a suburban settlement located in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, England. As of the 2011 census it had a population of 776.[1] The village of Stanton is nearby.


Newhall Memorial Hall.
Location within Derbyshire
Population776 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK284206
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDE11
Dialling code01283
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament

Newhall village

A large commuter settlement between Swadlincote and Burton upon Trent the village lies between the A444 to its south and the A511 to its north. To its east is the market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, very close to the M42 linking Nottingham (NE) and Birmingham (SW). Burton upon Trent is to the west with the A38 heading south to Lichfield and north for Derby and the M1. Slightly further north is the A50 linking the Stoke-on-Trent and the M6 motorway (east) one way and the M1 and Leicestershire (west) the other. It is geographically well placed for the major road network in all directions. Swadlincote is the closest population centre, though it is effectively a northern suburb of the town.

There are regular buses linking Burton upon Trent to Ashby-de-la-Zouch (the number 9 Midland Classic or Arriva Midlands service) or Swadlincote to Burton upon Trent (the 8,9, 9A Arriva services) The nearest railway station is in Burton upon Trent (Midland Mainline) servicing Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cardiff, Hereford and Bristol.

At one time there were over 60 public houses and off-licences in Newhall. One researcher has listed 37 of them.[2]

In 1971, Newhall was the centre of population for Great Britain. It was first calculated as being at Rodsley in 1901 and has spread south to be at Appleby Magna by the year 2000.[3]

There are two secondary schools, William Allitt, and The Pingle Academy nearby in Swadlincote.

Stanton and Newhall Parish

Stanton is very small and is to the south west of Newhall near the A444. It is clearly separate from Newhall. The Repton parish borders the north, a section of Stapenhill parish is to the northwest, Linton parish is east and south with Church Gresley parish covering a small southern area. Swadlincote Parish is southwest and finally Midway parish links the northeast back up to Repton. Unlike Stanton, Newhall merges into Swadlincote and Midway. Roads define the parish boundaries.

The population is around 7,300 (2001) A similar number for Midway and about a thousand less for Swadlincote.

St John's Anglican Church is just off High Street. Stanton Methodist Church is on Park Road at the junction of the A444. St Peter's and St Paul’s Catholic Church is just inside the Swadlincote parish. High Street becomes Union Road and at the junction of Darklands Road it becomes Newhall Road. It is here also, that St Edward's Catholic Primary School and Catholic Club are found.

Local government

The Newhall and Stanton ward is in the non-metropolitan district of South Derbyshire, and in the county of Derbyshire. In the 2001 census, the Newhall ward, as defined in 1998, had a population of 6,214. In 2005, the ward was renamed Newhall and Stanton, and enlarged slightly, to include more of the Newhall area; at the time of the 2001 census the area covered by the new ward had a population of 6,963.[4][5]

Leisure facilities

The John Nike Leisure complex has a dry ski slope for all year round boarding, skiing and tobogganing. The Swadlincote Rifle and Pistol Club has five outdoor ranges and an indoor airgun range. The Newhall Band (originally the St Johns Church Band, established circa 1860) practises at the Newhall Labour Club in High St. It achieved championship status in 1971. The Labour club was originally the local coffin makers and undertakers. Newhall Social Club is on High Street. The Old Post community centre, on High Street, opened in 2002 with learning facilities, meeting rooms and a café. It was an old coaching inn and one of the rooms in the centre used to be used as the stables for the post horses which were changed on the way to Burton upon Trent. The First Newhall Scout group, based on Higgins Road, has Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.


A greyhound racing track was opened on Oversetts Road on 10 May 1930. The racing was independent (not affiliated to the sports governing body the National Greyhound Racing Club) known as a flapping track, which was the nickname given to independent tracks.[6] The track also hosted whippets and the main distances for greyhounds was 300 and 500 yards.[7][8] The date of closure is not known.

Notable residents


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  2. Pubs in Newhall accessed June 2007
  3. Appleby Magna - centre of Britain Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "2001 Census: Census Area Statistics: Key Figures: Area: Newhall (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. "2001 Census: Census Area Statistics: Key Figures: Area: Newhall and Stanton (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  6. Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  7. "Newhall Dog Results - Saturday 10 May". The Derby Daily Telegraph. 1930.
  8. "Langley Mill and Newhall Dogs - Thursday 21 August". The Derby Daily Telegraph. 1930.
  9. Ben Warren's England profile
  10. King's College London Archives Services - Summary Guide
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