East Marton

Coordinates: 53°57′16″N 2°08′28″W / 53.954400°N 2.141100°W / 53.954400; -2.141100
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East Marton
The double-arched bridge at East Marton over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
East Marton is located in North Yorkshire
East Marton
East Marton
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSD908509
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSKIPTON
Postcode districtBD23
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°57′16″N 2°08′28″W / 53.954400°N 2.141100°W / 53.954400; -2.141100

East Marton is a village in the Craven District of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km)[1] west of the market town of Skipton and is on the A59 road. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through the village on the descent from Foulridge to Leeds. The canal towpath in the village is part of the Pennine Way and the original pack-horse bridge over the canal was transformed into a double-arched bridge when the new A59 road was built on top of it.[2] The canal was fully opened in 1816 with the section through East Marton being started in 1793. Some of the Navvies who died of smallpox whilst constructing the canal are buried in the churchyard.[3]

The church, dedicated to St Peter, was first built during Norman times to replace an earlier Saxon church in the village. St Peter's has been added to in the 17th and 19th centuries.[4]

There is a TV transmission mast just north of the village.[5]

Together with West Marton it forms the civil parish of Martons Both and in the 2011 census the population was listed as 213.[6]

East Marton was an ancient parish, sometimes known as Church Marton or Marton in Craven, in Staincliffe Wapentake in the West Riding of Yorkshire.[7] It was transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974.


  1. ^ "103" (Map). Blackburn & Burnley (C2l ed.). 1:50,000. Landranger. Ordnance Survey. 2003. ISBN 9780319228296.
  2. ^ Fisher, Stuart (2012). "50: Leeds & Liverpool Canal". The Canals of Britain; a Comprehensive Guide (2 ed.). London: Adlard Coles Nautical. p. 266. ISBN 978-1-4081-8195-9.
  3. ^ "Marton". The Parish of Broughton, Marton & Thornton. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Marton-in-Craven: St Peter, Marton-in-Craven". A church near you. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  5. ^ "The Transmission Gallery". Archived from the original on 13 November 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  6. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Martons Both Parish (1170216774)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  7. ^ "The ancient parish of East Marton". GENUKI. Retrieved 2 September 2016.

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