Norton, Dudley

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Norton
Norton is located in West Midlands county
Norton
Norton
Norton shown within the West Midlands
Population 11,841 (2011.Ward)[1]
• Density 21/hectare[2]
OS grid reference SO 89683 83623
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Stourbridge
Postcode district DY8
Dialling code 01384
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
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England
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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.

History[edit]

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.

Governance[edit]

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).

Amenities[edit]

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]

Places of worship[edit]

  • St Michael & All Angels, Maynard Avenue[5]
  • Gig Mill Methodist Church, Glebe Lane[6]

Schools[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Stourbridge Golf Club[10] (though some say it's in Pedmore, as its on Pedmore common)

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