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[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"NORTON, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Dudstone, county Gloucester, 4 miles N.E. of Gloucester, its post town, and 6 N.W. of Cheltenham. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the high road from Gloucester to Tewkesbury, and near the river Severn. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The soil is clayey, but very productive. The appropriate tithes were chiefly exchanged for land under an Enclosure Act in 1806, and the remainder have since been commuted for a rent-charge of £50. The glebe comprises 238 acres.

The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £51, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, to whom the impropriation belongs. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has an embattled tower containing five bells. The parochial charities produce about £6 per annum. There is a place of worship for the Wesleyans. The Norton hounds are kennelled here. Norton House is the principal residence. Miss Webb and Nathan Dyer, Esq., are lady and lord of the manor."

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

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  • Original source material relating to Norton, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.

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Historical Geography

  • Norton parish contains two hamlets, Bishops Norton and Priors Norton. The Church is in the part known as Priors Norton.

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