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NORBURY (near Malpas)

"NORBURY, a township in the parish of MARBURY, hundred of NANTWICH, county palatine of CHESTER, 4¼ miles (N. by E.) from Whitchurch, containing 438 inhabitants. A branch of the Chester canal passes through the township." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England  (1831) ©Mel Lockie]

  • Norbury was a township in Marbury ancient parish, Nantwich hundred (SJ 5547), which became a civil parish in 1866.
  • It includes the hamlets of Gauntons Bank, Holtridge, Hurst Green, Norbury Common and Swanwick Green.
  • The population was 330 in 1801, 403 in 1851, 289 in 1901, 241 in 1951, and 190 in 2001.


  • Marbury: St. Michael (Church of England). An ancient chapelry in the parish of Whitchurch (Shropshire), which became the district church for Norbury in 1870.
  • Bickley: St. Winefrede (Church of England). The district church for part of Norbury since 1893.
  • Norbury, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan). Built in 1834, closed in 1975. Registers 1939-1958 are at the Cheshire Record Office.
  • Norbury, United Reformed Church (Independent/Congregational). Built in 1868.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Marbury area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Civil Registration

  • Nantwich (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1937)
  • Crewe (1937-74)
  • Congleton & Crewe (1974-88)
  • South Cheshire (1988-98)
  • Cheshire Central (1998-2007)
  • Cheshire (2007-09)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Court Records

  • Nantwich (1828-1974)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-92)
  • South Cheshire (1992+)

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ561457 (Lat/Lon: 53.006785, -2.655705), Marbury which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Whitchurch Rural Sanitary District (1875-94)
  • Malpas Rural District (1894-1936), Nantwich Rural District (1894-74)
  • Crewe & Nantwich (1974-2009)
  • Cheshire East (2009+)

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Nantwich (1837-53)
  • Whitchurch (1853-1930)

Voting Registers

  • South Cheshire (1832-67)
  • West Cheshire (1868-85)
  • Eddisbury (1885-1948)
  • Crewe (1949-54)
  • Nantwich (1955-74)