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East Norton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishEast Norton All Saints 
HundredEast Goscote 
Poor Law unionBillesdon 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Leicestershire is online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE7
Post TownLeicester