Norbury Shropshire Family History Guide



All Saints' parish church, Norbury, Shropshire, seen from the north
All Saints’ parish church, Norbury, Shropshire, seen from the north. Christine Johnstone / All Saints church, Norbury / CC BY-SA 2.0

Status: Chapelry

Other places in the parish include: Asterton, Hardwick, Whitcott, Whitcott and Hardwick

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560 see also Lydbury North
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1638

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Norbury

Historical Descriptions

Norbury

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NORBURY, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in Clun district, Salop. The township lies 2½ miles W of the Long-Mynd, 2½ E of the boundary with Wales, and 4¼ NE of Bishops-Castle r. station. The parish contains also the townships of Asterton, Whitcott, and Hardwick; and its post town is Bishops-Castle, Shropshire. Acres, 4,584. Rated property, £2,570. Pop., 412. Houses, 81. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of North Lydbury, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is ancient; and there is a Primitive Methodist chapel. The sub-district contains also four other parishes. Acres, 21,282. Pop., 1,636. Houses, 316.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Norbury. A parish in the Bishopscastle division of the hundred of Purslow, a chapel to Lydbury, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Clun, and archdeaconry of Salop. 72 houses, 377 inhabitants. 4 miles north-east of Bishopscastle.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Asterton

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Asterton. A township in the parish of Norbury, and in the Bishopscastle division of the hundred of Purslow, 5 miles north-east of Bishopscastle.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Poll Books

Poll Book 1865, Norbury Shropshire

Parish Registers

Norbury Parish Registers 1800 to 1812

Norbury Parish Registers 1795 to 1799

Norbury Parish Registers 1790 to 1794

Norbury Parish Registers 1785 to 1789

Norbury Parish Registers 1782 to 1784

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Administration

County: Shropshire
Civil Registration District: Clun
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Hereford
Rural Deanery: Clun
Poor Law Union: Clun
Hundred: Purslow
Province: Canterbury