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MARTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"MARTON, (or Marton with Grafton), a parish, chiefly in the upper division of the wapentake of Claro, but partly in the liberty of St. Peter's, West Riding county York, 3 miles S. of Aldborough. Little Ouseburn is its post town. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The soil consists of clay and loam on a substratum of gravel. The land is fertile, producing good crops of wheat, barley, and turnips, with a small proportion of meadow. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £288 14s., and the vicarial for £28. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of, Ripon, value £199, in the patronage of St. John's College, Cambridge. The church is a small ancient structure, containing one of the oldest bells in the kingdom. The National school is a fine building, and, from its commanding position, adds greatly to the appearance of the village. The parochial charities produce about £8 per annum. There are places of worship for the Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists."


"GRAFTON, a hamlet in the parish of Marton, wapentake of Claro, West Riding county York, 3½ miles S.E. of Boroughbridge, and 5 N.E. of Knaresborough. Stokesley is its post town. It embraces about one-half of the parish, including a small range of high land known as the Wood hills, from which there is a beautiful and extensive prospect. The village is considerable. The living is a vicarage annexed to that of Marton, in the diocese of York, and in the patronage of St. John's College, Cambridge."

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