Marton, Shropshire

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Marton
Post office and general store, Marton - geograph.org.uk - 654268.jpg
The post office at Marton, Shropshire
Marton is located in Shropshire
Marton
Marton
Marton shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SJ286024
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Ceremonial county
Region
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WELSHPOOL
Postcode district SY21
Dialling code 01938
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52°36′54″N 3°03′14″W / 52.615°N 3.054°W / 52.615; -3.054Coordinates: 52°36′54″N 3°03′14″W / 52.615°N 3.054°W / 52.615; -3.054

Marton is a small village in Shropshire, England.

It forms part of the civil parish of Chirbury with Brompton and Marton is a parish ward within that parish, returning 3 councillors.[1]

The B4386 road (which runs between Montgomery and Shrewsbury) passes through the village. The border with Powys is close by.[2]

There are two public houses in the Marton area: the Lowfield Inn (outside the village towards Shrewsbury) and the Sun Inn (within the village).[3] Opposite the Sun Inn is a convenience store. There is an Anglican church dedicated to St Mark and also nonconformist chapel built in 1829 as 'Independent' (later known as Congregationalist).[4] By the chapel is the village hall.

Marton Pool is a body of water near the village which is the source of the Rea Brook.[2] It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The village's name derives from mere + ton.

Notable clergyman Thomas Bray was born in Marton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Shropshire Parishes Order 1987 Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Ordnance Survey mapping
  3. ^ Shropshire Pub Survey Pubs in Marton
  4. ^ [1] Shropshire Nonconformist Chapels photo gallery