In 1817, William Pitt described the hamlet as being in Wombourne parish: it contained a few farmhouses and other residential buildings. He also referred to the hamlet as Overton. In 1872 a gazetteer entry described Orton as a liberty in Wombourn parish, Stafford; on the Birmingham canal, 3½ miles S W of Wolverhampton. Pop., 169.
- Pitt, William (1817). A Topographical History of Staffordshire: Including Its Agriculture, Mines and Manufactures. Memoirs of Eminent Natives; Statistical Tables; and Every Species of Information Connected with the Local History of the County. With a Succinct Account of the Rise and Progress of the Staffordshire Potteries. Newcastle-under-Lyme: J. Smith. p. 187. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
- "Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Orton". www.ParishRegister.co.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
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