"NORBURY, a parish in the Bishop's Castle division of the hundred of Purslow, county Salop, 4 miles N.E. of Bishop's Castle, its post town. The village, which is inconsiderable, is wholly agricultural. The parish comprises the townships of Norbury, Asterton, Whitcott, and Hardwick. The surface is generally hilly, and the low lands are watered by numerous small brooks. The soil is light and poor, and in some parts marshy. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Lydbury North, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is dedicated to All Saints. There is a chapel-of-ease on the road to Bishop's Castle. The Primitive Methodists have a place of worship,"[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]
- A transcript of the Norbury parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1831 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Norbury parish entries from Gregory's 1824 Gazetteer of Shropshire,
Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015
- " ASTERTON, a township in the parish of Norbury, and hundred of Purslow, in the county of Salop, 4 miles from Church Stretton. It is situated on the range of the Longmont, or Long Mynd Hills."
- " HARDWICK, a township in the parish of Norbury, county Salop, 3 miles N.E. of Bishop's Castle. It is situated on the Onny, and is joined to Witcote to form a township"
- " WHITCOTT, a township in the parish of Norbury, county Salop, 3 miles N.E. of Bishop's Castle. It is joined with Hardwick."
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