In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Norton like this:
NORTON, a village and a parish in Stow district, Suffolk. The village stands 2¼ miles N W of Elmswell r. station, and 6¾ E by N of Bury, St. Edmunds; and has a post-office under Bury, St. Edmunds. The parish comprises 2, 449 acres. Real property, £4, 617. Pop., 948. Houses, 208. ...
Littlehaugh is the seat of P. Huddleston, Esq. A search for gold was made in the time of Henry VIII. The parish is a meet for the Suffolk hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £611.* Patron, St. Peter's College, Cambridge. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £50.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Norton in Mid Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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