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Norbury, Staffordshire

Historical Description

Norbury, a village, a township, and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands near the Shropshire Union Canal, 2¼ miles E of the boundary with Salop, 3 NW of Gnosall station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 NE of Newport. It has a post and money order office under Newport; telegraph office, Gnosall. The township includes the hamlet of Oulton, and comprises 2102 acres; population, 236. The parish contains also the township of Weston Jones and the hamlet of Loynton. Acreage, 3361; population, 368. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £357 with residence. The church is of 13th century date, has a brick tower, was restored in 1885,and contains many ancient effigies.

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 CountyStaffordshire 
Ecclesiastical parishNorbury St. Peter 
Poor Law unionNewport 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Norbury from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Weston Jones
RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtST20
Post TownStafford