Norton (with the Tythings of Chadbury and Lenchwick) Billings Directory 1855

Norton, with the above tythings, is a very pretty village, situate about 2 ½ miles from Evesham, containing in 1851 a population of 407 inhabitants.

The Church, dedicated to St. Ecgwin [sic], is a small, neat edifice, and has lately undergone may repairs and improvements. There are several monuments to the Bigg family. The living is a Vicarage, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. Rev. N. G. Batt, M.A., Vicar; Mr. Thomas Meyrick, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Batt Rev. N.G., M.A., Vicar

Ashmore Mrs.

Masters Mr. James

Ashmore John, farmer

Cole William, wheelwright

Dingley John, farmer, Twyford Farm

Hughes Elizabeth, shopkeeper

Lunn Robert, farmer

Lunn William, farmer

Rutter John, blacksmith

Stanton James, boot and shoe maker


Pitt John, miller, Chadbury Mill

Randle Charles, farmer


Sergeant Henry, farmer

Smith Thomas, farmer

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

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