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Norton, Radnorshire

Historical Description

Norton, a village and a parish in Radnorshire. The village stands on a small affluent of the river Lugg, near the boundary with Herefordshire, 2 miles NNW of Presteign, and 4½ SSE of Knighton. It is a small place, and anciently had a castle. It has a post and money order office under Presteign (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Presteign. The parish comprises 3178 acres; population, 266. Norton Manor and Boultibrook are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £115 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1868.

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.

Registration districtPresteigne1837 - 1877
Registration districtKnighton1877 - 1933
Registration districtRadnorshire East1933 - 1974

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


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Norton from 1837 to 1877 you should search for the Presteigne Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Norton from 1877 to 1933 you should search for the Knighton Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Norton from 1933 to 1974 you should search for the Radnorshire East Registration District.


Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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