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  • The parish was in the Uttoxeter sub-district of the Uttoxeter Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1954
1891 R.G. 12 / 2193


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Church History

  • There was a church here at the time of the 1086 Domesday Survey.
  • A second church was built circa 1179.
  • The current church started construction circa 1300-1310.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Barlock.
  • The church was restored in 1841.
  • The church seats 200.
  • Alan WALKER has a photograph of the church at Geo-graph.

Church Records


Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Uttoxeter sub-district of the Uttoxeter Registration District.

Description and Travel

"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."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

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Historical Geography

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Military History

  • There is a War Memorial just outside the Church. A photograph and the names are listed at Derbyshire War Memorials.
  • Bill BOADEN has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014.

Names, Geographical

  • The parish is normally listed and refered to as: Norbury with Roston Civil Parish.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Derby and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • District governanace is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings on the last Monday of each month.
  • With the passage of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Uttoxeter Poorlaw Union (Staffordshire).