Norbury, Cheshire Family History Guide

Norbury is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cheshire, created in 1737 from chapelry in Stockport St Mary Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Hazlegrove.

Alternative names: Norbury near Stockport

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1829
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1829

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Methodist, and Primitive Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Marple
  • Stockport St Thomas
  • Stockport St Mary
  • Poynton with Worth
  • Cheadle

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NORBURY, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Stockport parish, Cheshire. The village stands adjacent to the Stockport and Buxton railway, and near an affluent of the river Mersey, 1 mile SE of Hazlegrove r.station, and 3 SE of Stockport. The township contains also part of the village of Hazlegrove, which has a post-office under Stockport. Acres, 1,410. Real property, £7,172; of which £3,200 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 848; in 1861, 1,305. Houses, 248. The manor belongs to W J Legh, Esq. Coal is largely worked. The chapelry is less extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1842. Pop. in 1861, 994. Houses, 192. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £140. Patron, W. J. Legh, Esq. The church was built in 1834; is in the pointed style; comprises nave and aisles, with a low tower; and has a painted E window. There is a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cheshire
  • Civil Registration District: Stockport
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1540 - Court of the Bishop of Chester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre-1541 - Lichfield and Coventry, Post-1540 - Chester
  • Rural Deanery: Macclesfield
  • Poor Law Union: Stockport
  • Hundred: Macclesfield
  • Province: York