Newland, North Carolina
Newland is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 698 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Avery County. Before its founding, the area was known as Old Fields of Toe. In 1911 it was renamed Newland, after North Carolina Lieutenant Governor William C. Newland, became the county seat for Avery County; the Avery County Courthouse and Avery County Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Newland is located at 36°5′11″N 81°55′36″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles, all land. At an elevation of 3,621 feet or 1,104 metres, it is the highest county seat in the Eastern United States; the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad passed through the town until 1940. As of the census of 2000, there were 704 people, 334 households, 207 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,044.4 people per square mile. There were 363 housing units at an average density of 538.5 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 99.01 % 0.99 % from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population. There were 334 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.0% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.63. In the town, the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $24,375, the median income for a family was $33,875. Males had a median income of $22,917 versus $24,500 for females.
The per capita income for the town was $18,344. About 16.3% of families and 21.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over. Paul Johnson, head football coach at Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech Joyce McKinney, became notorious for the alleged kidnap and rape of Mormon missionary Kirk Anderson in England in 1977, hit the news again in 2008 for cloning her pit bull terrier in South Korea East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad North Toe River Spanish Oak Mountain Official website Cy Crumley ET&WNC Photo Collection Calloway Cemetery
Newland Park, Chalfont St Peter
Newland Park is a Grade II listed country house and estate near the village of Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire. Sir Henry Gott bought Newland Park in c. 1770 where he entertained King George III, and, in 1785, erected an obelisk called Gott's Monument to commemorate the death of a stag killed during a hunt with the king. The estate was purchased by Thomas Allen in 1809 after Gott's death, was inherited by his son Thomas Newland Allen on his death in 1829. Mrs Edmund Stevens, Allen's daughter, inherited Newland Park on her father's death in 1898, sold the estate to Henry Andrade Harben in 1903; the gardens were designed by Thomas Hayton Mawson in 1903. Henry Devenish Harben inherited the estate after his father's death in 1910. Newland Park became a refuge for suffragettes, was visited by Emmeline Pankhurst, George Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb and H. G. Wells. In April 1939, the estate was purchased by North British and Mercantile Insurance and staff were evacuated to the newly erected offices and living accommodation in August.
The Newland Park Training College was an emergency teacher training college opened at the estate on 1 March 1946. Newland Park College of Education merged with High Wycombe College of Art and Technology to form Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education in 1975. In 1976, the Chiltern Open Air Museum was established in the grounds of the estate. In 1989, Amersham Hockey Club was granted a 28-year licence by the college to operate on the estate, an astroturf pitch was built with funding from Chiltern District Council for use by college students and the club, in the following year; the television series Class Act and Thief Takers were filmed at Newland Park House. In 1999, the college was awarded university college status, became known as Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College; the 2000 film Cor, Blimey! was filmed at the main entrance to Newland Park. The university was renamed Buckinghamshire New University in 2007, the university closed its campus at Newland Park on 1 August 2009; the university sold Newland Park to Comer Group on 1 July 2011, and, in 2012, Newland Park House and gardens were leased to an events and weddings company.
Newland College opened in September 2015, was renamed Chalfonts Independent Grammar School in 2017. The Amersham and Chalfont Hockey Club ceased to operate at Newland Park and relocated to Amersham in spring 2017. Jones, Mark. Film and TV locations in the Chilterns and Thames Valley, 1940-2014. Page, William. A History of the County of Buckingham, vol. 3. Victoria County History. Pevsner, Nikolaus; the Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire. Yale University Press
Newland is a village in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. Situated on the east side of the River Wye, 3 miles south-east of Monmouth, it is notable for its parish church of All Saints, known as the'Cathedral of the Forest'. It was the centre of a large parish with scattered settlements; the church, dedicated to All Saints, was founded shortly before 1216. It was sited on a low, flat-topped hill, sheltered by higher hills except to the south where the land descends to the River Wye; the church comprises a chancel with side chapels, an aisled nave with south chapel and south porch, a west tower. The tower was begun in the late 13th century, although the upper stages are of the late 14th or early 15th century; the chancel, the chapel south of it, the arcades and aisles, the south porch are 14th century features, the north and east chapels were added in the 15th century. The church was restored between 1861 and 1863 by William White, who reconstructed much of the chancel, the arcades, the north aisle wall.
Buttresses were added, new roofs were put on, the clerestory was heightened. The church contains several effigies including that of Sir John and Lady Joyce of Clearwell who died in 1344 and 1362 and an effigy of Jenkin Wyrall, Forester of Fee, which shows details of the hunting costume of that period, it contains the "Miners Brass", just one foot high, which depicts a helmet and figure of a mediaeval miner of the Forest of Dean with a hod and pick in his hand and candlestick in his mouth. The church is referred to as the'Cathedral of the Forest'; the church had attracted buildings around it by the mid 14th century. The church became the most significant point of reference in the large, dispersed parish: in the late Middle Ages and until the 17th century the village was known as Churchend. In the 15th and 16th centuries an unofficial market was held at Newland village, the traders taking advantage of the large numbers congregating at the parish church on Sundays and feast days, it lapsed during the 17th century when Coleford became a market town.
William Jones of Monmouth endowed almshouses in this his home village of Newland. With the growth of Coleford, Newland remained small and residential with two sets of almshouses, a grammar school, in the mid 18th century a successful private school. Newland parish was created in the early Middle Ages by assarting woodland and waste from the Forest of Dean, its formation was well under way by the start of the 13th century, when the parish church was built; the main block of the parish was formed by the tithings of Newland and Coleford, but by the 14th century other scattered parcels of land in the Forest were being indiscriminately added to the parish as they became assarted from the Forest waste, which meant that the parish gained 22 detached parts. The largest detached portion of the parish included Bream village. Coleford tithing became a separate civil parish in 1894, the detached parts were added to other parishes between 1883 and 1935. A short distance north of the village stood the Newland Oak, which it is claimed had the largest circumference of any Common Oak recorded.
Measurements taken by the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society in 1898 record that the tree had a girth of 46 ft 4ins at 1 ft. By 1950 the tree had lost several large limbs, the tree suffered a near fatal collapse during a snowstorm in May 1955; the remnants of the tree were set on fire by vandals in 1970. Cuttings were taken in December 1964, a new tree raised from one of these cuttings now stands where the old oak stood; the Newland Village website, with links to events and places to visit and stay All Saints Church,'The Cathedral of the Forest' Archaeological work at Newland House
Kangaroo Island Council
The Kangaroo Island Council is a local government area in South Australia that covers the entirety of Kangaroo Island, 13 km off the coast of the mainland. The council was formed in 1996 by the amalgamation of the District Council of Kingscote and the District Council of Dudley; the seat of the council is located in Kingscote. The district's population at the 2016 Census was 4,700. Mayor: Peter Clements CEO: Andrew Boardman Councillors: Peter Denholm Sharon Kaupilla Ken Liu Pip Masters Graeme Ricketts Larry Turner Cathie Tydeman Joy Willson The district's economy is based around agriculture, with grazing, crops and forestry prevalent. Fishing, more aquaculture has been established as an economic viability on the island. Tourism is a contributor to the economy, with tourists coming to the island for its natural environment and history. Localities within the jurisdiction of the Kangaroo Island Council are as follows: American Beach, American River, Antechamber Bay, Ballast Head, Baudin Beach, Bay of Shoals, Brown Beach, Brownlow KI, Cape Borda, Cuttlefish Bay, Cygnet River, De Mole River, D'Estrees Bay, Dudley East, Dudley West, Emu Bay, Flinders Chase, Haines, Island Beach, Kangaroo Head, Kingscote, MacGillivray, Middle River, Nepean Bay, North Cape, Pelican Lagoon, Porky Flat, Seal Bay, Stokes Bay, Stun'Sail Boom, Vivonne Bay, Western River, Willson River, Wisanger.
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Egton with Newland
Egton with Newland, sometimes written as "Egton-with-Newland" is a civil parish in the South Lakeland district of the English county of Cumbria. It includes the villages of Greenodd and Penny Bridge, the hamlets of Arrad Foot and Newland Bottom; the parish has a population of 898, reducing to 817 at the 2011 Census. It has a joint parish council with the parishes of Osmotherley. Listed buildings in Egton with Newland St Mary's Church, Penny Bridge "ENMO: Parish Council of Egton-with-Newland and Osmotherley". ENMO Parish Council
Newland Head Conservation Park
Newland Head Conservation Park is a protected area located in South Australia within the locality of Waitpinga on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula 91 km south of the centre of Adelaide, 7 km southwest of Victor Harbor. Its name is taken from Newland Head; the conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area. The park features two long beaches and Parsons, which are used by surfers and fishers, but are not suitable for swimming due to strong rips and hidden gutters; the park features several walking trails, including part of the Heysen Trail. The Waitpinga campground is the only campground available in the park, it is situated 750 metres inland from Waitpinga Beach, sheltered from the sea breeze by large sand dunes. The campground features reasonably private individual sites surrounded by native vegetation including pink gums and wattle. Facilities include limited tank water, picnic areas and a communal barbecue area. Wood fires are not permitted at any time. Camping fees apply.
A walking trail that traverses the sand dunes, affords views of the Southern Ocean coastline, connects the campground and the beach. Other walking trails begin at the eastern end of the campground. Several walking trails start from the eastern end of the Waitpinga campground; the following information is based on the Parks SA information sign displayed at the trail head: Ridgeway Hill Loop Hike. Flat trail crossing open mallee through dense flowering understorey. A variety of birds can be seen in spring. Distance: 6.25 km return. Coastal Cliffs Loop Hike. Flat trail to the cliffs of Newland Head. Affords views of the Southern Ocean and Kangaroo Island. Distance: 7.5 km return. Campground to Beach Hike. Distance: 750m. Heysen Trail. Distance: 12.25 km. A lookout is located atop a large water tank 500 metres along the walking trail, east of the campground. Protected areas of South Australia "About Newland Head Conservation Park". Friends of Newland Head Conservation Park. Retrieved 6 April 2012. Newland Head Conservation Park official webpage Friends of Newland Head Conservation Park website Newland Head Conservation Park web page on protected planet