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Norton is a small picturesque village with a population of about 400, set in  beautiful countryside in the middle of Northamptonshire .
The village has an entry in the Domesday Book but the Parish has been occupied as far back as 2000 BC by the "Beaker People". A very important Roman settlement existed in the parish called "Bannaventa" which covered an area of some thirty acres and may have been the birthplace of patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick! He stated in his "Confessio" that his boyhood was spent in a place called "banavem taburniae" which is believed to be an alternative name for Bannaventa.
Norton is overlooked by Borough Hill which is one of the largest Iron Age Hillforts in the country which also contains the remains of a Roman Villa and Cemetery.

Aerial view of Norton


View of Norton from Borough HillSome stunning views of Norton and the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from the top of nearby Borough Hill.

On a clear day the range of vision extends into seven other counties: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire.

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All Saints Church Norton

Whilst most of the church dates from the 14th Century parts of it are 13th Century including the entrance porch where medieval villagers met and talked whilst sitting on the stone seats.

The story of Norton and its beautiful  church is told in the colourful heraldry glass, memorials and hatchments. Windows display the Arms of the Lords of Norton from Norman to Victorian times.
The flags and shields of six saints fill the aisle windows - George, Andrew, Patrick and David, Stephen the first martyr and Edmund, King of the East Angles and martyr who died in 869.

View of Norton from SW

Norton Parish Council produce a Newsletter four times per year. Click here to download the latest edition.