Marton, Harrogate

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Marton
Marton is located in North Yorkshire
Marton
Marton
Marton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 503 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE417628
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO51
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°03′35″N 1°21′52″W / 54.059800°N 1.364400°W / 54.059800; -1.364400Coordinates: 54°03′35″N 1°21′52″W / 54.059800°N 1.364400°W / 54.059800; -1.364400
Marton village school

Marton is a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 15 miles (24 km) north-west of the city of York and 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of the market town of Knaresborough. The village is joined with Grafton and it forms the civil parish of Marton cum Grafton.

Village pub[edit]

Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn.jpg

The village public house is called Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn, a sixteenth-century inn which still contains a number of original features. The lease was part owned by Neil Morrissey until the business went into liquidation on 22 October 2009.[2] The original experience of buying the lease and setting up the pub/microbrewery were turned into a TV programme Neil Morrissey's Risky Business which aired late 2008 on Channel 4.[3]

History[edit]

There is an active village history group[4] which is engaged in a number of activities as detailed on its website.[5]

In 2007 a Roman lead coffin burial was discovered very close to the village,[6] which was widely reported in the local and national press: the village history group intend to use the location of this burial as the starting point for an extended search for the Roman villa which they believe is certainly associated with it.

The village school was founded in 1861.

Businesses[edit]

JC Trees Arborists Andy Young Ground care Websters Agricultural Contractors Spellows Village Shop & Post Office Ye Olde Punch Bowl

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Branagan, Mark (23 October 2009). "Pub business fronted by TV star goes bust after 18 months". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Neil Morrissey's Risky Business". Channel 4. 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Marton Cum Grafton History Group Contact List". Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "The History Of Marton Cum Grafton". Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Rare 2,000-year-old Roman skeleton found in 6ft lead coffin in Yorkshire". Canadian content. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 

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