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Norton, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Norton, a parish, with a village, in Herts, on the river Ivel, adjacent to Beds, 1 mile WNW of Baldock station on the Hitchin and Cambridge branch of the G.N.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Baldock. Acreage, 1751; population of the civil parish, 195; of the ecclesiastical, 282. The manor belongs to the Pym family. Norton Hall and Nortonbury are now occupied as farmhouses. Wilbury Hill is on the boundary, 1¼ mile SW of the village, is traversed by Icknield Street, and has remains of a Roman camp, covering an area of about 7 acres, where Roman coins have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; value, £26 with 58½ acres of glebe and residence. The church is an ancient building of flint in the Early English style, and consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower.

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 CountyHertfordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNorton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionRoyston 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Norton

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Norton from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.


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 Hertfordshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictNorth Hertfordshire
Postal districtSG6
Post TownLetchworth Garden City