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Norton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Norton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands 1¼ mile ESE of the river Severn, and 4½ miles NNE of Gloucester. It was formerly called Nortune, and has a post office under Gloucester; money order office, Gloucester; telegraph office, Coombe Hill. The parish comprises 1971 acres; population, 354. Norton Court is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £245 with residence. Patrons, The Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower, and was restored 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 CountyGloucestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishNorton St. Mary 
HundredDudstone and Kings Barton 
Poor Law unionGloucester 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1668.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells: the church was thoroughly restored in 1875-6 at a cost of nearly £1,400, under the direction of Mr. Waller, architect, of Gloucester, and has 200 sittings.


Wesleyan Chapel, Norton Green

Civil Registration

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Norton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL2
Post TownGloucester