Marston Moretaine

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Coordinates: 52°03′46″N 0°32′52″W / 52.06273°N 0.54781°W / 52.06273; -0.54781

Marston Moreteyne
Marston Moreteyne is located in Bedfordshire
Marston Moreteyne
Marston Moreteyne
 Marston Moreteyne shown within Bedfordshire
Population 3,684 (2001)
OS grid reference SP995424
Civil parish Marston Moretaine
Unitary authority Central Bedfordshire
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bedford
Postcode district MK43
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Mid Bedfordshire
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Marston Moreteyne (Marston Moretaine) is a large village and civil parish located on the A421 between Bedford and Milton Keynes. It has a population of 3,684,[1] and is served by Millbrook railway station, which is about a mile away, on the Marston Vale Line.

The rare feature of a detached tower at St Mary The Virgin in Marston Moretaine - Spring 2007

On the outskirts of the village sits the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park in the heart of the Forest of Marston Vale. The village now has several shops, one public house, a doctor's surgery, an Indian restaurant and two Lower schools, across the main village and the adjoining hamlets of Upper Shelton, Lower Shelton and Wood End.

Sir Thomas Snagge lived in the village in the 16th century. He owned the manor of Marston Moreteyne.[2]

St Mary's Church[edit]

Dating from around 1340, the church of St Mary the Virgin is a 14th-century church with a very rare feature for the East of England, a Grade I listed detached tower to the north of the church located about 70 feet from the north wall of the chancel. Grade I listing denotes that the building is of outstanding or national architectural or historic interest.

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