East Norton, Leicestershire
Norton, East, a village and a parochial chapelry in Billesdon union, Leicestershire. The village stands in Eye Brook Valley, 2½ miles W of the boundary with Rutland, 5½ W of Uppingham, and has a station on the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railway, about half a mile from the village. It is a seat of petty sessions and has a police station, an inn, and a post and telegraph office under Leicester; money order office, Tugby. The chapelry comprises 1138 acres; population, 139. The manor belongs to the Chamberlaynes. The manor house is a mansion of stone in the Tudor style, standing in its own pleasure grounds. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Tugby, in the diocese-of Peterborough; joint net value, £246 with residence. The church is a small edifice of stone in the Early English style, was restored and enlarged in 1850, and has a small tower with short octagonal spire. There are a Wesleyan chapel and some small charities.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||East Norton All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Billesdon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in association with the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, have the following parish records online for East Norton:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for East Norton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Norton, East (All Saints))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.
Online maps of East Norton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Leicestershire newspapers online: