Marton, Warwickshire

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Marton
Marton Bridge.jpg
Marton Bridge
Marton is located in Warwickshire
Marton
Marton
Location within Warwickshire
Population484 (2001 & 2011)
OS grid referenceSP4068
Civil parish
  • Marton
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRUGBY
Postcode districtCV23
Dialling code01926
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52°19′03″N 1°24′08″W / 52.317434°N 1.402156°W / 52.317434; -1.402156Coordinates: 52°19′03″N 1°24′08″W / 52.317434°N 1.402156°W / 52.317434; -1.402156

Marton is a village and civil parish in Warwickshire, England. The village is within the Borough of Rugby and in the 2001 and 2011 census' had a population of 484.[1]

Marton is located upon the A423 road between Coventry and Southam. To the north of the village is the River Leam and just to the west the River Itchen joins the Leam.[2] Due to its proximity to these two rivers, parts of the village have periodically suffered from flooding.[3]

Marton was mentioned in the Domesday Book as Mortone. In the early Middle Ages it was a place of some importance, as it was the centre of a Hundred named Meretone. By the late 12th Century this had become part of the Hundred of Knightlow.[2]

Just north of Marton is a medieval bridge over the Leam known as "Marton Bridge", which was built in 1414 by a locally born merchant called John Middleton.[2] In 1928 a modern bridge was effectively built over the top of the medieval one, and it was hidden from view. However, in 2000 a new bridge was built alongside and the old bridge was uncovered and restored. The old bridge now carries pedestrians, while the modern bridge carries road traffic.[4]

Another point of interest in Marton is the Marton Museum of Country Bygones which has a collection of old agricultural implements.[5]

The village church of St Esprit is grade II* listed.[6]

Marton used to have a railway station on the former Rugby to Leamington Spa railway line, which was about half a mile south of the village, but this closed in 1959. There was also a junction called Marton Junction further south from the village, where the Rugby to Leamington railway joined the Leamington to Weedon route.

References[edit]

  • Warwickshire Towns & Villages, by Geoff Allen (2000) ISBN 1-85058-642-X
  1. ^ "MARTON Parish in West Midlands". City Population. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Parishes: Marton". British History Online. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Marton Emergency Plan" (PDF). Marton Parish Council. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Marton Bridge". Our Warwickshire. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  5. ^ "MARTON MUSEUM OF COUNTRY BYGONES". Our Warwickshire. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Church of St Esprit A Grade II* Listed Building in Marton, Warwickshire". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 22 October 2019.

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