Marton, Lincolnshire

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Marton
St Margaret of Antioch's Church, Marton.jpg
St Margaret's Church, Marton
Marton is located in Lincolnshire
Marton
Marton
Location within Lincolnshire
Population747 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK839819
• London125 mi (201 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGainsborough
Postcode districtDN21
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
53°19′39″N 0°44′25″W / 53.3276°N 0.7403°W / 53.3276; -0.7403Coordinates: 53°19′39″N 0°44′25″W / 53.3276°N 0.7403°W / 53.3276; -0.7403

Marton is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. The population of the civil parish (including Gate Burton) was 747 at the 2011 census.[1] It lies on the A156, 5 miles (8 km) south from Gainsborough, and 11 miles (18 km) north-west from the county town of Lincoln.

In Roman times, it was a way station, slightly north of the larger fort at Torksey, the point just before the Roman road crossed the River Trent. The modern A156 road crosses the ancient Roman road mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary.[citation needed]

In the centre of the village stands the church of St Margaret. The building is essentially of the Norman Conquest period,[citation needed] built using a mixture of Anglo-Saxon and Norman styles. Much of the work of these periods is still retained. It has an 11th-century tower[2] of herringbone masonry, a Saxon cross shaft set in an outer wall and an ancient carved crucifix within. The tall cross in the churchyard is used as a war memorial and it is thought to be a former Medieval market buttercross.[citation needed]

There is also a restored windmill tower, owned by M. Morris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for Natiuonal Statistics. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ Discovering Churches and Churchyards by Mark Child,Osprey Publishing, 2007,ISBN 0747806594, 9780747806592, page 42, 43

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