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Norbury, Shropshire
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Purslow
County Shropshire
Poor Law Union Clun PLU
Registration District Clun
Records begin
Parish records: 1560; For more records see Lydbury North
Bishop's Transcripts: 1638
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Clun
Diocese Hereford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Shropshire Record Office


Parish History

NORBURY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Clun, hundred of Purslow, S. division of Shropshire, 4 miles (N. E.) from Bishop's-Castle, on the road to Shrewsbury. There is a chapel of ease about five miles from the church, on the road to Bishop'sCastle; and the Primitive Methodists have a place of worship at Asterton. [1]


Civil Registration

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Church records

Census records

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Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Shropshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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  1. "Samuel A. Lewis", A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 416-421. Date accessed: 28 May 2012.


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