Kings Norton



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Norton is a common name, meaning north farmstead or village, as in one to the north of another settlement. In this case, Norton was the north town in the Manor of Bromsgrove. The Kings prefix comes from it being a royal manor at the time of the Domesday Book. In 1086 Kings Norton was known as Nortune, and by 1221 as Kinges Norton.

To travel by road to Kings Norton, there are a number of routes as it is surrounded by the M5 and M42 motorways. A couple of suggestions are as follows. Travelling north or south on the M5, turn east at Junction 4A on to the M42. At Junction 2 on the M42, turn north on to the B4096 to Kings Norton. Alternatively, travelling north on the M40, turn west where it intersects with Junction 3A of the M42, on to the M42 itself. At Junction 3 on the M42, turn north on to the A435, and after approximately two miles follow the signposts to King's Norton on your left.