Place:Norton, Durham, England


Alt namesNorton-on-Teessource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Coordinates54.583°N 1.305°W
Located inDurham, England
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Norton is a village and suburb of Stockton-on-Tees in the unitary authority of Stockton-on-Tees and the ceremonial county of County Durham, England.

Norton stands on rising ground west of Billingham Beck, which flows south-east to join the River Tees. Blakeston is in the north-west of the parish and Hardwick in the west; between them lie Middlefield and Howden. Ouston Moor is in the south-west corner, Newham and Ragworth lie near the south, and Holme House Prison in the south-east.

The original village dates back to at least the Anglo-Saxon period. Once a market town, for centuries Norton was the centre of an important parish that included Stockton, but its status was reversed in 1913 and Norton became a part of the borough of Stockton on Tees.

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