Marton, Cheshire

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Marton
Marton church from south.JPG
St James' and St Paul's Church, Marton
Marton is located in Cheshire
Marton
Marton
 Marton shown within Cheshire
OS grid reference SJ849682
Civil parish Marton
Unitary authority Cheshire East
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MACCLESFIELD
Postcode district SK11
Dialling code 01260
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Macclesfield
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Coordinates: 53°12′40″N 2°13′30″W / 53.211°N 2.225°W / 53.211; -2.225

Marton, Cheshire is a small village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England on the A34 road 3 miles (5 km) north of Congleton (grid reference SJ850682).

Its outstanding feature is the 14th century timber–framed church of St James and St Paul, founded in 1343.[1] A plaque outside the church claims it is the oldest timber-framed church still in use in Europe

Marton is also home to a sessile oak known as the Marton Oak. The oldest oak in Cheshire, it is one of the biggest oaks in Britain. Although its trunk is split, it has a single root system and is therefore regarded as a single tree. At one time its circumference was 58 feet (17.7 m); its age has been estimated to be over 1200 years.[2]

Schools[edit]

Marton C of E primary school

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St James and St Paul, Marton (near Congleton) - Church of England". 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cheshire Now: Marton - Marton Oak". 30 October 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

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