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Norton Juxta Kempsey, Worcestershire

Historical Description

Norton-by-Kempsey, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands 1½ mile E of the river Severn, and 4 miles SSE of Worcester, and is small but picturesque. It has a station, called Norton Junction, on the G.W.R. The parish contains also the hamlets of Littleworth and Hatfield, and its post town is Worcester. Acreage, 1844; population of the civil parish, 811; of the ecclesiastical, 818. Wood Hall is the chief residence. Norton Barracks were built in 1876 for the depot of the Worcester regiment. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Worcester; net value, £250 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church is an ancient small edifice, has a Norman porch and a Perpendicular tower, and was almost entirely rebuilt in 1875. It contains an ancient stone font and a good reredos. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Littleworth.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishNorton-by-Kempsey St. James 
HundredOswaldslow 
Poor Law unionPershore 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.