Long Marton

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Long Marton
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Long Marton
Long Marton is located in Cumbria
Long Marton
Long Marton
Location within Cumbria
Population827 (2011. including Crackenthorpe)
OS grid referenceNY6624
• Belfast331.5 km (206.0 mi)
• London561.9 km (349.1 mi)
Civil parish
  • Long Marton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCA16
Dialling code01768
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
54°36′58″N 2°31′07″W / 54.6160°N 2.5186°W / 54.6160; -2.5186Coordinates: 54°36′58″N 2°31′07″W / 54.6160°N 2.5186°W / 54.6160; -2.5186

Long Marton is a village and civil parish in the Eden District of the English county of Cumbria.[1] In 2011 the population was 827.

It had a railway station called Long Marton railway station which closed in 1970. There are also the hamlets of Marton Moor and Broom. Long Marton also has a busy pub. Located near the A66 3 miles from Appleby-in-Westmorland. The parish of Long Marton is bounded on the east by the parish of Dufton, on the south by the parish of St. Michael's Appleby, on the west by the parish of Kirky Thore, and on the north by the parish of Alston in the county of Cumberland:[2]

In the 1870s, Long Marton was described as:

MARTON (LoNG), a township and a parish in East Ward district, Westmoreland. The township lies on Trout beck, an affluent of the river Eden, 1½ mile ESE of Kirkby-Thore r. station, and 3½ NW by N of Appleby; and contains the village of Brampton-Croft's End. The parish includes also the townships of Brampton and Knock; and its Post town is Kirkby-Thore, under Penrith. Acres, 3,200. Real property of Long Marton and Knock townships, £3,402; of which £18 are in mines. Rated property of the entire parish, £5,182. ...[3]


In 2011 the population of Long Marton was 827.[4] Throughout history Long Marton has always had a small number of residents, in 1801 there was 432 residents in the area, this increased dramatically in 1831 the population rose by 432 to 819. It slowly decreased after this climax. It fell to 587 in 1911. After World War One the Population of Long Marton slowly began to increase, in 1921 it rose to 619.[5]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches east to Moor House-Upper Teesdale and had a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 1,202.[6]

Housing Types[edit]

In 2011 it was recorded that there were 165 detached houses within Long Marton, 126 semi detached houses and only 66 terraced houses within the area. [7] In 1831 there was only 171 households within Long Marton this slowly increased by 1961 there was 198 households within Long Marton.[8]

A graph showing occupations in different sectors from the census data of 1881
Total Population of Long Marton, Civil Parish, Cumbria By the census of population from 1750–2011
Church of St Margaret and St James, Long Marton – geograph.org.uk – 276353
A 20th century map of Long Marton


In 1831, Long Marton's main industry of employment for was within the agricultural industry. The workforce was made up of males; the data shows the majority of males over 20 were labourers within the agricultural industry. Given the terrain of Long Marton, the vast farmland surrounding the village this industry was to be expected. However, the 1831 census gave no data on the employment of women, it is to be expected that many were not employed. The 1831 The second biggest industry was retail and handicrafts.[9] After 50 years, in 1881 Long Marton saw a change in which industry was the biggest employer. The majority of people were employed in domestic offices or service, this was no longer just males either females and males were employed within this industry.

St Margaret and St James Parish Church[edit]

St Margaret and St James' Church, Long Marton is a serving Anglican Parish Church. It's located south of the village. Built within the Norman era on Saxon original on the Institute Victorian two-storey hall.

Village Hall[edit]

The building was built in 1839 and has been serving the community since then. The hall has had several improvements and even been made eco friendly with solar panels. The solar panels were only made possible through the grant by Cumbria County Council. The hall hosts a variety of activities including the history group which meets every two months on a Tuesday. The group is now a member of Cumbria Local Federation. ""

"The organisation links the many local history societies around Cumbria with a regular newsletter & annual Conference at the University of Cumbria. Last year (2009) they agreed to support the Victoria County History of Cumbria project, & have helped set up a new Trust body, the Cumbria County History Trust (CCHT) which will raise the funds to restart & complete the massive project. The Project Leader is Dr.Angus Winchester of Lancaster University."[10]

Marton House[edit]

Marton House built in the 19th Century

Marton House was built in the 19th century, it was designed by English architect and surveyor Ignatius Bonomi. The house sits on six acres of beautiful gardens, including a croquet lawn. The house was originally built for the London Lead Company.

Location grid[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 October 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Genealogy; Nichols, Anne. "Long Marton". www.genuki.org.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  3. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1870). Gazetteer of England and Wales. Edinburgh: A.Fullerton & Co. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Key Figures for 2011 Census | Key Statistics". www.neighbourhood.statistics. government.
  5. ^ "GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Long Marton CP/AP through time | Population Statistics | Total Population". www.visionofbirtain.org.uk. University of Portsmouth.
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Office of National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  8. ^ GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. "Long Marton CP/AP through time | Housing Statistics | Total Houses". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. University of Portsmouth.
  9. ^ GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth. "Long Marton CP/AP through time | Industry Statistics | Males aged 20 & over, in 9 occupational categories". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. university of portsmouth.
  10. ^ "Long Marton History Group". www.long-marton.co.uk. Vicky Welch.