St James' and St Paul's Church, Marton
Marton shown within Cheshire
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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 ).
Its outstanding feature is the 14th century timber–framed church of St James and St Paul, founded in 1343. 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.
Marton C of E primary school
- "St James and St Paul, Marton (near Congleton) - Church of England". 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
- "Cheshire Now: Marton - Marton Oak". 30 October 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
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