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Norton

Cemeteries

  • St James, Norton Lane, Church of England

Census

  • The parish was in the Norton sub-district of the Eclesall Berlow Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 3467
1871 R.G. 10 / 4667
1891 R.G. 12 / 3801

Churches

  • St James, Norton Lane, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Norton 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.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint James.

  • The church was completely restored in 1882.

  • Alan HEARDMAN has a photograph of St. James Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.

  • David PICKERSGILL also has a photograph of St. James Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559.

  • Marriages at Norton, 1559-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Dronfield.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Norton sub-district of the Eclesall Berlow Registration District.

Description and Travel

"NORTON is an agricultural parish, containing a village of the same name, about two miles and a half from Dronfield and four from Sheffield. About one mile south-east is Hazelhurst and Oaks, the seats of William John Bagshaw, Esq. magistrate. The church, among which is an altar tomb, to the memory of the parents of John Blythe, Bishop of Salisbury, and Geffrey Blythe, Bishop of Lichfield, both of whom were born here: a place of worship for unitarians, and a grammar school, of ancient foundation are in the parish - which contained, in 1831, 1,747 inhabitants."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

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Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Norton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK359820 (Lat/Lon: 53.333685, -1.462366), Norton which are provided by:

Military History

  • The War Memorial was erected in 1920.

  • Graham HARDY has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2006.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Scarsdale Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Eckington petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Ecclesall Bierlow Poorlaw Union.
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