"Norbury is a small scattered village, near the Junction Canal, five miles SW by S of Eccleshall, and eleven miles E by S of Stafford. Its parish contains 5270 acres of land, and 353 inhabitants, viz, 170 in Norbury, 40 in Oulton, 50 in Loynton, and 93 in Weston Jones. The Earl of Lichfield is the principal owner, and lord of the manor of Norbury, which was formerly held succesively by the families of Kilpeck, Marmion, Butler, and Skrymsher, who had a moated mansion or castle in this neighbourhood, at the head of the 'Wild Moors', which formed a royal waste, extending from Knightley down to the rivers Tern and Severn, near Newport.
Loynton contains a few scattered houses, half a mile N of Norbury. It is all the property of Thomas Higgins Burne, Esq, who resides in the Hall, and to whom the estate descended from the Rev S Higgins, a late rector, together with the greater part of Weston Jones.
Oulton is a hamlet, in the township, and half a mile SW of Norbury.
Weston Jones is a small village and township, one mile W of Norbury, and four miles N of Newport. It belongs to TH Burne, Esq's, manor of Loynton, and he owns the whole of the soil, except 123 acres, belonging to Mr Richard Parton, of Weston Wood. Loynton is in Weston Jones township."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]