Norton Canes or Norton under Cannock, Staffordshire
Norton Canes or Norton-under-Cannock, a mining village and a parish in Staffordshire. The village stands adjacent to Watling Street, near the S side of Cannock Chase, 1½ mile E by S of Wyrley station on the Walsall and Stafford section of the L. & N.W.R., 2 miles NW of the Wyrley and Essington Canal, 3 WNW of Brownhills station on the Walsall and Derby section of the L. & N.W.R, and 6 N of Walsall, and has a post and money order office under Stafford; telegraph office, Bridgtown. There is a working-men's institute. The parish contains also the hamlet of Little Wyrley and part of Brownhills. Acreage, 4068; population of the civil parish, 4047; of the ecclesiastical, 2280. It sends three members to the Brownhills district council. Brownhills is included in the ecclesiastical parish of Ogley Hay. Norton Hall and Wyriey Grove are chief residences. Coal and ironstone abound, and the coal is extensively worked around Brownhills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield; net value, £254 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Lichfield. The church, with the exception of the tower and outer walls, was burned down in Jan., 1888, but was rebuilt in the Early Decorated style and enlarged in the same year. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Norton-Under-Cannock St. Margaret|
|Poor Law union||Penkridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Norton Canes or Norton under Cannock from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Norton-Under-Cannock (St. Margaret))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Staffordshire is online.
Online maps of Norton Canes or Norton under Cannock are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Staffordshire newspapers online:
- Staffordshire Advertiser
- Tamworth Herald
- Lichfield Mercury
- Staffordshire Sentinel
- Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser