Marton, Cheshire

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Marton, Cheshire is a small village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England on the A34 road 3 miles (5 km) north of Congleton (grid reference SJ850682).

Its outstanding feature is the 14th century timber–framed church of St James and St Paul, founded in 1343.[1] A plaque outside the church claims it is the oldest timber-framed church still in use in Europe

Marton is also home to a sessile oak known as the Marton Oak. The oldest oak in Cheshire, it is one of the biggest oaks in Britain. Although its trunk is split, it has a single root system and is therefore regarded as a single tree. At one time its circumference was 58 feet (17.7 m); its age has been estimated to be over 1200 years.[2]

Schools[edit]

Marton C of E primary school

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St James and St Paul, Marton (near Congleton) - Church of England". 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cheshire Now: Marton - Marton Oak". 30 October 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Marton, Cheshire at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°12′40″N 2°13′30″W / 53.211°N 2.225°W / 53.211; -2.225