Norton juxta Kempsey Worcestershire Family History Guide

Norton juxta Kempsey is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Worcestershire, created in 1781 from a chapelry in Kempsey Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Hatfield, Littleworth

Parish church: St James

Parish registers begin: 1538

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Norton juxta Kempsey

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NORTON-BY-KEMPSEY, a village and a parish in Pershore district, Worcester. The village stands 1½ mile E of the river Severn, 2 SW of Spetchley r. station, and 3 SSE of Worcester; and is small but picturesque. The parish contains also the hamlets of Littleworth and Hatfield; and its post town is Worcester. Acres, 1,811. Real property, £3,791. Pop., 661. Houses, 132. Norton Hall is the seat of the Hookes; Norton Villa, of G. J. H. Walker, Esq.; and Wood Hall, of T. Adams, Esq. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £150. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is ancient, small, and plain; has a Norman porch and an embattled tower; and was recently repaired. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £28.

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

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Norton – a hamlet and chapelry to the parish of Kempsey, hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 3 miles S.S.E. from Worcester, and 109 from London; containing 78 inhabited houses. Population, 1801, 337 – 1811, 405 – 1821, 517.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.


Online Directories

Lascelles & Co.'s Directory and Gazetteer of the City of Worcester & Neighbourhood 1851

Bentley's Directory of Norton Juxta Kempsey 1840 -

Directory Transcriptions

Norton Juxta Kempsey (with the Hamlets of Hatfield and Littleworth) Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Norton (near Kempsey) Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Watkins Wm., Norton-juxta-Kempsey, Worcestersh., corn dealer, April 30, 1822.


  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Pershore
  • Probate Court: Court of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Worcester
  • Poor Law Union: Pershore
  • Hundred: Oswaldslow
  • Province: Canterbury