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Kings Norton, Leicestershire

Historical Description

King's Norton or Norton-by-Galby, a village, a township, and a parish in Leicestershire. The village stands 4 miles NE from Glen station on the M.R., and 5 SW from Ingersby station on the G.N.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Billesdon. The parish contains also the township of Stretton Parva. Acreage, 1714; population, 131. The manor belongs to the Countess of Stamford and Warrington. The church, which is a building of stone in the Gothic style, was built in 1783, suffered damage from lightning in 1843, and was repaired about 1848. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Stretton Parva, in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value,, £108 with residence. There are 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 parishKing's Norton St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionBillesdon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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