Norton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Nortune

The parish includes: Priors Norton and Bishop’s Norton

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1686

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Norton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Norton, a village and a parish in the district and county of Gloucester. The village stands 1¾ mile E.S.E. of the river Severn, and 4½ N.N.E. of Gloucester r. station; was formerly called Nortune; and has a postal letter-box under Gloucester. The parish comprises 1,870 acres. Real property, £3, 577. Pop., 458. Houses, 102. The property is divided among a few. The E manor belongs to N. Dyer, Esq. Norton House is the seat of T. Mayling, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £51. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower; and is good. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £6.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Norton, 3 m. N. E. Gloucester. P. 427

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization, and Military records – Free

Poll Books

Norton Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


The following newspapers cover the area.

Gloucestershire Newspapers

Cheltenham Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Examiner (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Looker-On (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Mercury (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cirencester Times and Cotswold Advertiser (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Citizen (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Echo (The British Newspaper Archive)

Stroud Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Stroud News and Gloucestershire Advertiser (The British Newspaper Archive)

Tewkesbury Register, and Agricultural Gazette., The (The British Newspaper Archive)

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard (The British Newspaper Archive)


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  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Gloucester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 – Gloucester, Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Gloucester
  • Poor Law Union: Gloucester
  • Hundred: Dudstone and King’s Barton
  • Province: Canterbury

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