Norton  East Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Norton like this:

NORTON, a village and a parish in the district of Malton and E. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Derwent, at the intersection of the York and Scarborough and the Driffield and Thirsk railways, adjacent to New Malton; communicates with that townby a stone bridge across the Derwent on the S, and by a wooden one on the N; occupies, conjointly with New Malton, the site of a great Roman settlement; was recently found to contain remarkable Roman relics, noticed in our article on New Malton; consists chiefly of one long, wide, well-paved street; has a post-office under Malton, a court-house, at which petty sessions are held, and manygood shops; and is noted for large training stables in its immediate neighbourhood. ...

The parish contains also the hamlets of Sutton and Welham. Acres, 2, 679. Real property, £10, 301. Pop. in 1851, 2, 315; in 1861, 2, 983. Houses, 629. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to R. Bower, Esq. Welham Hall is a chief residence. There are extensive steam flour-mills and saw-mills, and a malting establishment. An hospital, on a site near the bridge, was founded, in the time of Henry II., by Rodger de Flamville. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £120. Patron, the Rev. E. Day. The church occupies the site of a monastic cell, belonging to Old Malton priory; was rebuilt in 1815, at a cost of £2, 500; is a tasteless structure, in the Grecian style; has a three-light E window, filled with fine stained glass; and contains many ancient brasses and monuments. A new cemetery, with a chapel, is near the town. There is a parochial school.

Norton through time

Norton is now part of Ryedale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Ryedale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Norton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Norton, in Ryedale and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th September 2022

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