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EAST MARTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"EAST MARTON, (or Marton-both), a parish in the E. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe, West Riding county York, 5¾ miles S.W. of Skipton, its post town, 5 E. of Gisburne, and 2 from the Elslack station on the Midland railway. It is a small agricultural parish, situated on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and on the Clitheroe road. It contains the villages of E. and W. Marton, and the hamlet of Marton Scare. The land is chiefly in pasture and meadow. The surface is undulated. Limestone is extensively quarried, and sent by the Leeds and Liverpool canal to Leeds and Lancaster. There is a spring strongly impregnated with sulphur. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York, value £150. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is situated in the village of East Marton It is an ancient stone edifice, with a square embattled tower, containing two bells. The parochial charities produce about £25 per annum, which goes to the support of the day-school for both sexes. Marton House and Gladstone House are the principal residences. The former is a modern building. Marton Hall, the ancient residence of the Heber family, where Bishop Heber was born, is now the property of the Roundell family. The Rev. Danson Richardson Roundell is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013