"NORTON, a parish in the hundred of Blackbourn, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.E. of Ixworth, 7 N.E. of Bury St. Edmund's, its "post town, and 2 N.E. of Elmswell railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is chiefly agricultural. It is a meet for the Suffolk hounds. There are excavations still remaining where Henry VIII. dug in search of gold. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value 458, in the patronage of St. Peter's College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. The parochial charities produce about 50 per annum. There is a National school, erected in 1830. The Baptists have a place of worship."

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



Church History

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