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Norton is surrounded by some of the best countryside in Northamptonshire. The area is excellent for horse riding, walking dogs or just walking. The local farmer subscribes to the "Stewardship Scheme" which has resulted in the proliferation of wild flowers, and the return of Hares and birds of prey. At least 8 different species of bat (some rare) and also some globally threatened species of bird are quite common in the area.


Cunagree Norton
 

NORTON PARISH

New Inn on Grand Union Canal near to Norton

Norton is a small but thriving community which enjoys the peace of the countryside whilst being near to major transport links such as the M1, M40 and the main rail link to London. What's more the Grand Union canal passes through the parish offering the opportunity for a more leisurely  mode of travel!

;; NORTON CHARITY TRUST ;; THE WHITE HORSE NORTON

Norton CharityTrust Houses

Norton Charity Trust was established in 1631 bearing the date 15th January in the 6th year of King Charles 1 to be used for the benefit of the church and the parishioners of Norton. In 1631 the Trust was noted to supply coals to the poor and in 1810 it was responsible for building a schoolroom.

In 1827 twelve houses were built by the Trust for the parishioners. Six of these remain today (see above)

White Horse pub Norton

The White Horse pub first started serving beer in 1766. The terms of the licence in 1829 included the clause that the Landlady should not " Knowingly introduce, permit or suffer any bull, bear or badger baiting, cock-fighting or other such amusements, nor permit or suffer men or women of notoriously bad fame or dissolute boys or girls to assemble and meet together in her premises". It is now under new management and is a popular village pub serving good food and real ale.