Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NORBURY

NORBURY, a village, a township, and a chapelry, in Stockport parish, Cheshire. The village stands adjacent to the Stockport and Buxton railway, and near an affluent of the river Mersey, 1 mile S E of Hazlegrove r.station, and 3 S E of Stockport. The township contains also part of the village of Hazlegrove, which has a post-office under Stockport. Acres, 1, 410. Real property, £7, 172; of which £3, 200 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 848; in 1861, 1, 305. Houses, 248. The manor belongs to W J Legh, Esq. Coal is largely worked. The chapelry is less extensive than the township, and was constituted in 1842. Pop. in 1861, 994. Houses, 192. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Chester. Value, £140. Patron, W. J. Legh, Esq. The church was built in 1834; is in the pointed style; comprises nave and aisles, with a low tower; and has a painted E window. There is a national school.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a township, and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Norbury Ch/CP       Stockport CP/AP       Cheshire AncC
Place: Norbury

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