Norton le Moors is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1779 from chapelry in Stoke upon Trent Ancient Parish.
Alternative names: Norton in the Moors, Norton on the Moors
Other places in the parish include: Whitfield, Whitefields Ville, Ville, Smallthorne, Smallthorn, Norton Green, Milton, Ford Green, Bermersley, and Bemersley.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1574
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Methodist New Connexion, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
NORTON-IN-THE-MOORS, a township and a parish in Leek district, Stafford. The township lies on the Caldon canal and on the Biddulph branch of the North Staffordshire railway, around Ford-Green r. station, and 2 miles NE of Burslem; has a post-office under Stoke-upon-Trent; and contains the hamlets of Ford-Green, Norton-Green, Smallthorn, and Milton, and part of Whitfield ville, the other part of which is in Bemersley township. Real property, £13,765; of which £4,194 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 3,106; in 1861, 4,135. Houses, 832. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of the pottery trade. The parish contains also the township of Bemersley, and comprises 4,234 acres. Real property, £15,172. Pop. in 1851, 3,327; in 1861, 4,393. Houses, 877. The property is subdivided. Norton House is a chief residence. The land is hilly and bleak; but the substrata are rich in minerals. Pottery manufacture is largely carried on; coal is extensively mined:and there is a large iron foundry. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £550. Patron, the Right Hon. B. Adderley. The church is good The vicarages, of Smallthorn, Brown-Edge, and Milton are separate benefices. There are Independent, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, national schools, and charities £10.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Civil Registration District: Leek
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Leek
Poor Law Union: Leek
Hundred: North Pirehill