Norton, Worcestershire

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Norton
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Broomhall Cottages
Norton is located in Worcestershire
Norton
Norton
Location within Worcestershire
Population2,324 (2001)
OS grid referenceSO868517
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWORCESTER
Postcode districtWR5
Dialling code01905
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Worcestershire
52°09′49″N 2°11′35″W / 52.163719°N 2.193146°W / 52.163719; -2.193146Coordinates: 52°09′49″N 2°11′35″W / 52.163719°N 2.193146°W / 52.163719; -2.193146

Norton is a village in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire, 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from the boundary of the City of Worcester, England. The village sits within the Norton Juxta Kempsey civil parish and is split in two by the M5 motorway, with the original village to the east.

The village saw considerable development in 1990s, mainly centred on the large decommissioned military Norton Barracks, which have been converted into apartments.

The village is the location of St Peter's Garden Centre and Worcester Cricket Club. Worcester Norton Hockey Club also originates from the village, but now play and train at nearby Nunnery Wood High School, Worcester.

In 1939 Morganite Crucible, a subsidiary of Morgan Crucible, opened its works in the village.[1] In 2010 the site, now closed, was sold for use as an industrial estate, but a Morgan presence remains in the form of Molten Metals Ltd, distributors of Morgan products, owned by two ex-Morgan employees, Dave Hill and Jim Ritchie.[2]

A permanent military presence was established in the village with the completion of Norton Barracks in 1877.[3]

New railway station[edit]

Plans are under discussion for a new Worcester railway station, Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange, that would link Norton with the main Cross Country Route to Plymouth, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Cheltenham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morganite Crucible Inc. Company Profile". Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  2. ^ "Disused factory unit proves to be sound investment". 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  3. ^ "Norton Barracks History". Retrieved 1 August 2009.