Norton Derbyshire Family History Guide

Norton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Hemsworth, Norton Lees, Maugerhay, Woodseats, Greenhill, and Backmoor. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1659

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Beauchief Abbey
  • Ridgeway
  • Handsworth
  • Dronfield
  • Dore
  • Ecclesall Bierlow
  • Heeley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NORTON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in the district of Ecclesall-Bierlow and county of Derby. The village stands 11/3 mile SE of the river Sheaf, at the boundary with Yorkshire, 2½ N of Dronfield, and 4 S by E of Sheffield r. station; is a pleasant place; has a post-office under Sheffield and a good inn; and is a seat of petty sessions, and the monthly meeting-place of a local farmers' club. The parish contains also the villages of Norton-Lees, Greenhill, Backmoor, Maugerhay, Hemsworth, and Woodseats. Acres, 4,330. Real property, £9,341; of which £20 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,856; in 1861, 2,318. Houses, 479. The increase of pop. arose chiefly from the operations of Freehold Land and Building Societies. The property is much sub-divided. The manor, with Norton Hall, belongs to Cammell, Esq. Norton House, the Oaks, Grange House, and Mearsbrook House, are chief residences. The manufacture of scythes, sickles, saw-files, and nails is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. Patron, H. Wilson, Esq. The church is large and handsome; has a tower; and contains a tablet to Sir Francis Chantrey, and several other monuments. There are three Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school with £65 a year, a national school, and considerable charities. Sir Francis Chantrey, Bishop Geoffry Blythe, and Bishop John Blythe were natives. The sub-district contains also the extra-parochial tract of Beauchief-Abbey. Acres, 5,110. Pop., 440. Houses, 503.

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


Derbyshire parish registers. Marriages
by Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews, ed

Norton Derbyshire Marriages 1559 to 1812 -

Norton Derbyshire Marriages 1559 to 1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Ecclesall Bierlow
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Brampton
Poor Law Union: Chesterfield
Hundred: Scarsdale
Province: Canterbury