"NORBURY WITH ROSTON, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 5 miles S.W. of Ashbourne, its post town, and 2¾ from Rocester. It is a station on the North Staffordshire railway. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Dove, and is wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* with the curacy of Snelston annexed, in the diocese of Lichfield."