"Norbury Church, St Peter, is a ancient stone edifice, except the tower, which is of brick, and was erected about 90 years ago. In the chancel are several monuments to the Skrymshers, one of whom was Adjutant-General to Prince Rupert, and standard bearer to the gentlemen pensioners of Charles II, and of whom here is a mutilated effigy.
The rectory is in the patronage of the Earl of Lichfield, and incumbency of the Rev TE Buckworth, MA.
A late rector, the Rev Sambroke Higgins, died in 1823, aged 89, after having held the benifice no fewer than 65 years."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)