Norton (Nortyn)

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"NORTON, a parish in the hundred and county of RADNOR, SOUTH WALES, 2 1/2 miles (N. N. W.) from Presteign, containing 297 inhabitants. This parish, which is pleasantly situated in the eastern part of the county, bordering upon Herefordshire, and is intersected by the great turnpike road from North Wales to Presteign, .............The inhabitants of the village, which is seated on a small stream that falls into the river Lug, call this place a borough, and style themselves burgesses;..............The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford, rated in the king's books at £5, endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew,................ A school for the gratuitous instruction of poor children is supported by Lady Brydges : the school-room, towards the erection of which Walter Wilkins, Esq., contributed £ 80, .......... .................The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £ 134. 5.. " ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis, 1833)



Cole, E J           Court Rolls of Presteigne and Norton            Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 22  1952      Welsh Journals Online

Howse, W H        Court Rolls of the Manor of Norton             Radnorshire Society Transactions      vol. 14  1944     Welsh Journals Online

Newman, C W               Two churchyard gravestone surveys in Radnorshire              Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 52  1982      Welsh Journals Online

Sylvester, Dorothy      Glasbury, Norton, and the problem of the nucleated village in Radnorshire        Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 37  1967      Welsh Journals Online  


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Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Norton Parish (Diocese of Hereford) ; Statistics; Area 3144 acres; Population 159 males, 135 females, total 294

  • Norton Parish Church     Attendance - (average) morning 120/150 + 30/40 scholars      John Jenkins, Minister
  • Preaching Room, Primitive Methodist    Not used exclusively as a place of worship         Erected 1849       Attendance morning 15, afternoon 11, evening 12        Joseph Hutchings, Minister, Broad St, Presteyne

Church of St Andrew, Norton on the Radnorshire Churches Survey site


    Church Records

    Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given on the Powys Archives page Radnorshire parish registers

    As a guide only, the principal extant parochial church records for this parish span the dates shown below (as detailed in Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 2000) but exact current holdings should be confirmed with the individual Archives;

    • Baptisms 1704-1922; Marriages 1704-1971; Burials 1704-1984; Banns 1824-1982
      Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW and/or Powys Archives.  
      Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the Hereford Archives and /or Powys Archives

    Description and Travel

    A punishment tree in Norton Graveyard - on the People's Collection Wales site

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    Historical Geography

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    Norton Village War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site


    Land and Property

    Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

    • Price family of Norton deeds  1674-1905    "Richard Green (b. 1803), son of George Green of Knighton, esq., and Margaret, youngest daughter of Richard Price of Knighton, esq., assumed the additional surname Price in 1874 in accordance with the will of his maternal uncle, Richard Price, lord of the manor of Norton, esq., and was created a baronet in the same year."