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Long Marston, North Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°57′13″N 1°14′12″W / 53.95368°N 1.23660°W / 53.95368; -1.23660
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Long Marston
The Sun Inn
Long Marston is located in North Yorkshire
Long Marston
Long Marston
Location within North Yorkshire
Population635 (Including Birdforth. 2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE501511
Civil parish
  • Long Marston
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO26
Dialling code01904
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°57′13″N 1°14′12″W / 53.95368°N 1.23660°W / 53.95368; -1.23660

Long Marston is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated on the B1224 road from Wetherby to York, 7 miles (11 km) west of York. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Hutton Wandesley, immediately south of the village of Long Marston, and Angram, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south east of Hutton Wandesley.

The Battle of Marston Moor was fought just west of the village. There is a monument to the battle on the Tockwith Road to the north of the village.


Long Marston falls in the electoral ward of Marston Moor. This ward stretches north to Tockwith and has a total population taken at the 2011 census of 2,888.[2]


All Saints' Church, Long Marston
The former Wesleyan Chapel in June 2013

The village has the Anglican All Saints' Church, a junior school and a public house, the Sun Inn.

The Sun Inn is owned and operated by Samuel Smith Old Brewery, but has been closed since 2021.[3]

Until 2008 it had a Wesleyan Methodist chapel which closed due to dwindling attendances.[4] In 2011 the chapel was demolished, and a private house built on the site.[5]

The village has a Village Hall located off Butt Hedge on Angram Road. The playing fields are home to the two cricket teams[6] which compete in the Wetherby Cricket league.[7]

The Old Post Office and Lodore, on Angram Road, are Grade II listed buildings.[8]


The B1224 road cuts through the village, running approximately east-to-west. The village crossroads, the location of the Sun Inn, is the main junction of the B1224 with Tockwith Road, which heads north, and Angram Road, which heads south. There are bus services to Wetherby and York.

The nearest railway stations are at Hammerton (3.3 miles (5.3 km)) and Poppleton (3.7 miles (6.0 km)).

Hutton Wandesley[edit]

The small hamlet of Hutton Wandesley is directly adjacent to the village and forms part of the civil parish of Long Marston. Hutton Wandesley was historically a township in the ancient parish of Long Marston.[9] It became a separate civil parish in 1866.[10] In 1988 the parish was absorbed into the civil parish of Long Marston.[11]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Sir Henry Thompson, Lord Mayor of York (1663 & 1672), Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire (1665) and MP for York (1673–1873)[12] died in Long Marston.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics – Area: Marston Moor (Ward)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Sun Inn, Long Marston". whatpub.com. Retrieved 30 April 2024.
  4. ^ "Methodist Church, Long Marston". genuki.org.uk. 29 May 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Harrogate Borough Council Planning Committee – Agenda Item 6: List of Plans". harrogate.gov.uk. 20 December 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Long Marston CC". pitchero.com. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  7. ^ "League Tables". Wetherby Cricket League. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Lodore The Old Post Office, Long Marston (1188734)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  9. ^ Vision of Britain website
  10. ^ Vision of Britain website: Hutton Wandesley CP
  11. ^ Harrogate (Parishes) Order 1988, "Bulletin of changes of Local Authorities status, names and areas" (PDF). Department of the Environment. 1987–88. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Papers of Henry Thompson". Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 28 September 2006.

External links[edit]

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