Norbury Derbyshire Family History Guide

Norbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Snelston is a chapelry of Norbury.

Alternative names: Norbury Roston, Norbury and Roston

Other places in the parish include: Roston.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1686
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1673

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ellastone
  • Rocester
  • Marston Montgomery
  • Snelston
  • Cubley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NORBURY, a village and a parish in the district of Uttoxeter and county of Derby. The village stands on the river Dove, and on the Ashborne branch of the North Staffordshire railway, at the boundary with Staffordshire, 5 miles SW of Ashborne; and has a station on the railway. The parish contains also the hamlet of Roston; and its post town is Ashborne. Acres, 2,242. Real property, £4,199. Pop., 476. Houses, 100. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to B. Fitzherbert, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Snelston, in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, not reported. Patron, the Rev. F. Broughton. The church comprises decorated English chancel and Tudor nave, aisle, and tower; is in good condition; and contains two elaborate alabaster altar-tombs, of the 15th century, to the Fitzherbert family. There are an endowed school with £17 a year, and charities £20.

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

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Uttoxeter
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Ashbourne
Poor Law Union: Uttoxeter
Hundred: Appletree
Province: Canterbury