Norton, Stourbridge

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Norton is located in West Midlands county
Location within the West Midlands
Population11,841 (2011.Ward)[1]
• Density21/hectare[2]
OS grid referenceSO 89683 83623
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townStourbridge
Postcode districtDY8
Dialling code01384
PoliceWest Midlands
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EU ParliamentWest Midlands
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West Midlands
52°27′08″N 2°09′38″W / 52.452152°N 2.160637°W / 52.452152; -2.160637Coordinates: 52°27′08″N 2°09′38″W / 52.452152°N 2.160637°W / 52.452152; -2.160637

Norton is a suburb and council ward in the town of Stourbridge, West Midlands. It has a population of 11,943[2] in an area of 569 hectares. The population is largely White British and self-identifies as predominantly Christian.


The area now known as Norton originally fell within the parish of Oldswinford before becoming part of the Municipal Borough of Stourbridge. This was then subsumed into Dudley Metropolitan Borough in 1974. It now borders Stourbridge Town, Wollaston, South Staffordshire, West Hagley, Pedmore, Iverley and Oldswinford.


Norton ward extends from Love Lane (only the parks side of Love Lane is in Norton; the opposite side is Oldswinford) in Oldswinford along Heath Road and South Road, then left across Roman Road all the way to Notron Road. The boundary follows the built-up area around Racecourse Farm (Racecourse Farm is in Pedmore and in the parish of St Peters along with Racecourse Lane and Fairways Avenue). The golf course is built on Pedmore Common, not Norton; Quarry Park Rd and surrounding roads are built on Pedmore Quarry, not Norton) along with Norton Road and Worcester Road along the borders of West Hagley (it borders Pedmore, not West Hagley).

It comes under the parliamentary constituency of Stourbridge, whose Member of Parliament is Margot James (Conservative).


The area features Mary Stevens Park, one of five staffed parks in the borough, which features a large lake, sports facilities, outdoor gym and children's recreation areas.[3] The park is a designated "healthy hub" within Dudley.[4]

The area also includes Norton Covert, a former sand and gravel pit which produced building sand and aggregate during the 19th century. It is now a designated Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) for geology and is owned and managed by Dudley Council.[5]

Places of worship[edit]

  • St Michael & All Angels, Maynard Avenue[6]
  • Gig Mill Methodist Church, Glebe Lane[7]



  • Stourbridge Golf Club[11] (though some say it's in Pedmore, as its on Pedmore common)


  1. ^ "Dudley ward population 2011". Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b 2001 census report
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Dudley healthy towns
  5. ^ "Norton Covert". Black Country Geological Society. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  6. ^ St Michael's Church
  7. ^ Gig Mill Methodist Church
  8. ^ Gig Mill School
  9. ^ St Joseph's School
  10. ^ Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School
  11. ^ Stourbridge Golf Club