Newton on Ouse occupies a peaceful and attractive rural setting on the banks of the River Ouse, around nine miles to the north west of York. The village contains a conservation area and provides the public entrance to Beningbrough Hall. Although the Hall is now owned by the National Trust, much of the village's history is intertwined with the Beningbrough estate and its occupants. At the heart of the community are the All Saints Church, a much used and appreciated Parish Hall, and two equally valued public houses: The Blacksmith's Arms and The Dawnay Arms. There are many thriving activities within the village and as quiet recognition from most of its occupants that they are fortunate to live in such a setting, and with such good neighbours. The history of Newton on Ouse is long and fascinating. It is thought that the first settlement at Newton was established in pre Saxon times, as people started making their way upstream from York.
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