From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Marsett is located in North Yorkshire
Marsett shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SD903862
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DL8
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°16′18″N 2°09′00″W / 54.27173°N 2.14991°W / 54.27173; -2.14991Coordinates: 54°16′18″N 2°09′00″W / 54.27173°N 2.14991°W / 54.27173; -2.14991

Marsett is one of 3 settlements in around Semer Water in Raydale, a small side dale off Wensleydale in North Yorkshire, England. Marsett is only a hamlet and lies to the south-west of the lake, at a point where a smaller side dale, Bardale, joins Raydale.

The village of Marsett, with Wether Fell in the distance, as seen from Stalling Busk.

The hamlet consists of two farms and ten permanent dwellings, together with a number of holiday cottages.[1] There is also a Methodist chapel, built in 1897.[2]

The name, first recorded in 1283 as Mouressate, is from the Old Norse Maures sætr, meaning 'the shieling of a man named Maurr' (a nickname meaning 'ant').[3]

In 2016, Marsett's red telephone box was scheduled to be demolished, but following a successful campaign where local councillors pointed out that there is no mobile phone reception in the area, it was renovated instead. The phone box has also been earmarked as a possible location for a defibrillator unit.[4]


  1. ^ The Dales website:The Village of Marsett
  2. ^ North Yorkshire Dales Methodist Circuit website
  3. ^ Watts, Victor, ed. (2010), "Marsett", The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978 0 521 16855 7 
  4. ^ Richardson, Andy, ed. (3 March 2017). "Bainbridge Parish Council". Darlington & Stockton Times (9). p. 31. ISSN 2040-3933. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Marsett at Wikimedia Commons