Chebsey with Norton Bridge

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

CHEBSEY, a parish in the southern division of the hundred of PIREHILL, county of STAFFORD, 2 miles (E. by S.) from Eccleshall, containing, with the township of Cold Norton, 421 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Stafford, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £5. 7. 6., and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. The church is dedicated to All Saints: the cemetery formerly contained a tall pyramidal stone, supposed to be the memorial of a bishop who was reputed to have been anciently slain near this place. Chebsey is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

NORTON (COLD), a township in the parish of CHEBSEY, southern division of the hundred of PIREHILL, county of STAFFORD, 2 miles (N.E. by E.) from Eccleshall, containing 44 inhabitants.

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