The Ancient Parish of LONG MARSTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"LONG MARSTON, a parish, 7 miles W. of York, 6 of Tadcaster, and 7 from Wetherby. Near this village is the field called "Marston Moor": the tomb of the royalists' hopes, in the contest between Charles I. and the Parliament on second of July, 1644. The church, which is dedicated to All Saints (see Churches for photograph), is an ancient rectory, and in the year 1400 a commission was granted to the parishioners, because their old church was ruinous and far distant from their habitations, to translate the same from that place to another chapel in the same parish, and there to build themselves a new parish church, provided that they kept enclosed the cemetery where the old church stood. There is at Marston a free school, endowed with £10. per annum. Pop. 388."
"ANGRAM, in the parish of Long Marston; 4 miles NNE. of Tadcaster, and 7 from York. Population, 66. "
"HUTTON WANDESLEY, in the parish of Long Marston; 6 miles N. of Tadcaster. Pop. 125."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Transcript of the entry for Long Marston in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Long Marston.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835,, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer 1750, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Long Marston to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE502511 (Lat/Lon: 53.953568, -1.236522), Long Marston which are provided by:
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- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (SE612504) Walmgate Stray
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.