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Norton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Norton, a village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands 3 miles NE of Thurston station, and 3 NW of Elmswell station on the Bury and Ipswich section of the G.E.R., and 8 E by N of Bury St Edmunds, and has a post and money order office under Bury St Edmunds; telegraph office, Stowlangtoft. The parish comprises 2460 acres; population, 762. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Little Haugh, the seat of the Huddlestons, is a pleasant country mansion standing in a well-timbered park, which is crossed by a stream flowing northwards. A search for gold was made in the time of Henry VIII. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £370 with residence. Patron, St Peter's College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular Gothic style. There are a Baptist chapel, a small town estate, and some useful charities.

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 CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishNorton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionStow 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Norton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictMid Suffolk
Postal districtIP31
Post TownBury St. Edmunds