Norton is a village and civil parish in the Mid Suffolk District of the English county of Suffolk. The name Norton means northern town or farm. Located close to the A14, its nearest railway station is at Elmswell, just over 3 miles (5 km) away. The closest towns are Stowmarket 8 miles (13 km) away and Bury St. Edmunds, around 10 miles (16 km) away. Today the village has a population of around 800 (undated).
The village once formed part of Blackbourn Hundred, which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. Its agricultural past is reflected in the number of listed buildings in the village today that are former barns, stables and cartlodges. An 1870s gazetteer of Britain describes the parish as comprising 2,449 acres and having a population of 948. It also mentions it as a meet for the Suffolk hounds (fox hunt).