St Mary's Church, Marston
Marston shown within Lincolnshire
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Marston is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It lies 5 miles (8 km) north from Grantham, 8 miles (13 km) south-east from Newark, and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north from the A1 near Long Bennington.
Marston Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Mary, and is of 12th-century origin, with an 1881-82 chancel by C. Kirk. Pevsner gives the date of the chancel as 1878, restored and partly rebuilt in Early English style. St Mary's holds monuments to members of the Thorold family.
Marston Hall is a Grade II* late 16th-century country house, with further alterations up to the 18th century. Pevsner records a 1962 "gothick" style garden gazebo, designed by John Partridge, with pinnacles by Christopher Blackie and murals by Barbara Jones.
The village has a church, a hall, the Old Barn Hotel, the Thorold Arms public house, a fishery, and the Marston Thorold Primary School. The school, still somewhat supported by the Dame Margaret Thorold Educational Foundation, is now Church of England voluntary aided. The building dates from 1861.
- "Parish Council web site". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Historic England. "Church of St. Mary, Marston (1146946)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 603, 604; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0300096208
- Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 227, 228; Methuen & Co. Ltd.
- Historic England. "Marston Hall, Marston (1062854)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- "Dame Margaret Thorold Educational Foundation". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- "School web site". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Historic England. "School building (504153 )". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Media related to Marston, Lincolnshire at Wikimedia Commons