Place:Norton, Hertfordshire, England

Alt namesNortonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 137
Coordinates51.995°N 0.208°W
Located inHertfordshire, England     ( - 1908)
See alsoCashio Hundred, Hertfordshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Hitchin Rural, Hertfordshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1907
Letchworth, Hertfordshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1908
North Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Norton is a village and ancient parish in the north of Hertfordshire, England. Much of the land in the parish was purchased in 1903 for the development of Letchworth Garden City, which now covers most of the three former parishes of Letchworth, Willian and Norton. The civil parish of Norton was abolished in 1908, becoming part of an enlarged parish (later Urban District) of Letchworth.

The village is known to have existed by 1007, with remains of the medieval settlement visible as earthworks in a field beside the church. However, the history of the village goes back even further than that.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Norton, Hertfordshire.

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