Marston, Wiltshire

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Marston
Marston village green.jpg
Marston village green
Marston is located in Wiltshire
Marston
Marston
Marston shown within Wiltshire
Population 177 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST967568
Civil parish
  • Marston
Unitary authority
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Devizes
Postcode district SN10
Dialling code 01380
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Wiltshire
51°18′36″N 2°02′56″W / 51.310°N 2.049°W / 51.310; -2.049Coordinates: 51°18′36″N 2°02′56″W / 51.310°N 2.049°W / 51.310; -2.049

Marston is a small village and civil parish 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Devizes in Wiltshire, England.

Until 1894 Marston (and neighbouring Worton) were part of Potterne parish.[2]

It has a bus stop, a phonebox, a post box and a green. There's a Methodist chapel on one side of the green.[3] Some very beautiful old buildings exist in the village, most of which are in a conservation area. The farms in the village are gradually disappearing and being replaced by equestrian activities. There's a small pond on the village green which has some interesting things living in it and occasionally by it. Beside the pond is a big old log fashioned into a seat where wildlife can be seen.

The nearest pub is the Rose and Crown[4] in Worton. The nearest shop is the Post Office in Potterne. The local Anglican church is Christ Church, Worton.[5]

In 2014 Good Energy applied for planning permission to create a 4.9MW solar energy installation near the village.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Victoria County History - Wiltshire - Vol 7 pp207-217 - Parishes: Potterne". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Marston Methodist Chapel". Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Rose and Crown, Worton". Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Christ Church, Worton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  6. ^ Cork, Tristan (19 March 2014). "New plans for solar farm in Wiltshire". Western Daily Press. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

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