UK Genealogy Archives logo
DISCLOSURE: This page may contain affiliate links, meaning when you click the links and make a purchase, we may receive a commission.

Norton Canon, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Norton Canon, a scattered parish in Herefordshire. The village stands 1 mile NW of Moorhampton station on the Hereford, Hay, and Brecon section of the M.R., 3½. miles SSW of Weobly, and has a post office under Weobly (R.S. 0.); money order and telegraph office, Staunton-on-Wye. The parish comprises 2148 acres; population, 281. The manor belongs to the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £140 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Hereford. The church is ancient, and was partially rebuilt in 1706; the nave was restored in 1868 and the chancel repaired in 1876. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 CountyHerefordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNorton-Canon St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionWeobley 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Norton Canon from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Norton Canon are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Herefordshire newspapers online:

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtHR4
Post TownHereford