• A one-acre cemetery was consecrated here in 1910 and was under the authority of the Parish Council.


  • The parish was in the Marton sub-district of the Gainsborough Registration District.
  • Check our Census Resource page for county-wide resources.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 640
1861 R.G. 9 / 2411
1871 R.G. 10 / 3449
1891 R.G. 12 / 2637

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Margaret of Antioch.
  • The church tower dates from Saxon times.
  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1868.
  • The church tower was restored in 1908.
  • The church was again restored in 1921.
  • The church will seat 250.
  • Richard CROFT has a photograph of St. Margaret's Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2004.
  • Joathan THACKER has a photograph of the Saxon church tower on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2009.
  • There is a photograph of St. Margaret's church on the Wendy PARKINSON Church Photos web site.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1650.
  • The Lincolnshire FHS has published several marriage and burial indexes for the Corringham Deanery to make your search easier.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists and the Primitive Methodists each built a chapel here. For information and assistance in researching these chapels, see our non-conformist religions page.
  • See our Church Records page to see county-wide sources.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Marton sub-district of the Gainsborough Registration District.
  • Check our Civil Registration page for sources and background on Civil Registration starting in July, 1837.

Description & Travel

Marton is both a village and parish in the north of Lincolnshire. The parish lies 150 miles north of London and 5 miles south of Gainsborough with Stow parish just to the east. The River Trent forms the western border and across the river lies Nottinghamshire. There is a small hamlet on the river called Trent Port. The parish covers about 1,300 acres.

The village is almost joined with Gate Burton to the north and sits at the end of a Roman Road which comes from Sturton by Stow in the east. If you are planning a visit:

  • By car, take the A156 trunk road, south out of Gainsborough. Just past Gate Burton, you will be in Marton. The Roman Road which ends at the village is now the A1500 trunk road.
  • The Trent River loops in close to the village on the west side.
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of Trent Port on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2007.
  • There is a caravan park in the parish if you are towing your housing behind you.
  • Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Marton which are provided by:




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Marton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • The remains of a Roman causeway can be seen at extreme low tides in the River Trent.
  • There was a ferry here for centuries, carrying goods and people across the Trent River to Littleborough.
  • The White Swan Public House was a popular spot to catch up on the local gossip.
  • Stop and visit the Ingleby Arms Public House on the High street, which is over 120 years old.
  • These are the names associated with the Ingleby Arms in various sources:
Year Person
1842 James BUTLER, vict.
1868 James BUTLER
1872 James BUTLER, victualler
1882 Alfd. BAILY, groc. & vict.
1900 Jonathan Herbert BOX, grocer
1913 Mrs. Rebecca DAFF
1919 Joseph DAFF
1930 -- not listed --
2013 Neil and Lissa MacFARLANE


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK839819 (Lat/Lon: 53.327378, -0.741742), Marton which are provided by:


Military History

  • The Romans apparently had a small auxiliary fort near the river here to guard the crossing. You can read more at Roman-Britain.org.
  • A tall cross in the churchyard serves as a War Memorial for this parish. The cross is believed to be an old butter cross that has been repurposed.

Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Lincoln county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Well Wapentake (Well Hundred) in the West Lindsey district and in the parts of Lindsey.
  • Today's district governance is provided by the West Lindsey District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • In 1770 Mr. DARWIN left a bequest that four gowns be given to four poor women of the parish every third year.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, the parish became part of the Gainsborough Poor Law Union.
  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Gainsborough petty session hearings.


Year Inhabitants
1801 374
1831 494
1851 544
1861 487
1871 498
1881 437
1891 376
1911 426


  • A Public Elementary School was built and opened here in 1846 to hold up to 63 students.
  • A five-member School Board was formed for the parish in 1880.
  • For more on researching school records, see our Schools Research page.