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Norton, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Norton, a village and a tithing in Freshwater parish. Isle of Wight. The village stands on the coast, between the river Yar and Victoria Fort, half a mile W of Yarmouth. It is a pretty place, with villas and groups of trees, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Yarmouth. The tithing includes the village, and extends up the Yar and along the coast. Amber has been found on the shore.

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


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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

CountyIsle of Wight
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO41
Post TownYarmouth