Marston, Lincolnshire

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St Mary's Church, Marston
Marston is located in Lincolnshire
Location within Lincolnshire
Population360 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK890434
• London105 mi (169 km) S
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGrantham
Postcode districtNG32
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°58′52″N 0°40′28″W / 52.981079°N 0.674421°W / 52.981079; -0.674421Coordinates: 52°58′52″N 0°40′28″W / 52.981079°N 0.674421°W / 52.981079; -0.674421

Marston is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 360.[2] It lies 5 miles (8 km) north from Grantham, 8 miles (13 km) south-east from Newark, and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north from the A1 near Long Bennington

Marston Grade I listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Mary, and is of 12th-century origin, with an 1881-82 chancel by C. Kirk.[3] Pevsner gives the date of the chancel as 1878,[4] restored and partly rebuilt in Early English style. St Mary's holds monuments to members of the Thorold family.[5]

Marston Hall is a Grade II* late 16th-century country house, with further alterations up to the 18th century.[6] Pevsner records a 1962 "gothick" style garden gazebo, designed by John Partridge, with pinnacles by Christopher Blackie and murals by Barbara Jones.[4]

Marston school

Marston Thorold Primary School dates from 1861.[7] It is still somewhat supported by the Dame Margaret Thorold Educational Foundation,[8] is now Church of England voluntary aided.[9]

The village also has a church hall, the Thorold Arms public house and a fishery.[1] The Ramada Resort hotel, formerly the Old Barn, is located on Toll Bar Road.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Parish Council web site". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St. Mary, Marston (1146946)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b Pevsner, Nikolaus; Harris, John; The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire pp. 603, 604; Penguin, (1964); revised by Nicholas Antram (1989), Yale University Press. ISBN 0300096208
  5. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire p. 227, 228; Methuen & Co. Ltd.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Marston Hall, Marston (1062854)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  7. ^ Historic England. "School building (504153)". PastScape. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Dame Margaret Thorold Educational Foundation". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  9. ^ "School web site". Archived from the original on 3 December 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Ramada by Wyndham". Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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