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Civil parish
The Parish Church of Marton-in-the-Forest - - 209740.jpg
The Parish Church of Marton-in-the-Forest
Marton-cum-Moxby is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE604680
Civil parish
  • Marton-cum-Moxby
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO61
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°06′16″N 1°04′38″W / 54.1045°N 1.0773°W / 54.1045; -1.0773Coordinates: 54°06′16″N 1°04′38″W / 54.1045°N 1.0773°W / 54.1045; -1.0773

Marton-cum-Moxby is a civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. The population of the civil parish is less than 100 at the time of the 2011 Census. Details were included in the civil parish of Farlington, North Yorkshire. It is situated to the east of the villages of Stillington and Farlington, near Easingwold. Marton-cum-Moxby consists of the hamlets of Marton-in-the-Forest and Moxby. Today both Marton and Moxby are overwhelmingly agricultural in character.


Both Marton-in-the-Forest and Moxby Hall are mentioned in the Domesday Book as Martun and Molesbi respectively. Both were part of the Bulford hundred.[1][2]

The etymology of Marton comes from Old English of mere and tun meaning settlement in the marsh.[3]

The civil parish was formed from the ancient Marton-cum-Moxby parish that arose from the Augustinian priories of Marton (monks) and Moxby (nuns). Boundary changes transferred land to Sutton-on-the-Forest in 1882 and Farlington in 1887.[3]


The parish is within the Thirsk and Malton UK Parliament constituency. It lies within the Stillington ward of Hambleton District Council and Stillington electoral division of North Yorkshire County Council.[4]


The parish is bounded on the east by the River Foss and on the west by Farlington Beck.[4] Much of the parish used to be a marsh prior to being drained by the nearby monasteries.[3]


There is a functioning church in the parish dedicated to St Mary located at Marton-in-the-Forest. It is a Grade II* listed building built around 1540, though some parts indicate an older building.[5]

Notable buildings[edit]

The Priory of St Mary was founded by Bertram de Bulmer in 1158 as a joint house of monks and nuns at Marton, although by 1167 the nuns had moved to Moxby. Bulmer endowed the priory with lands at Burnsall and Thorpe. Henry II granted Moxby land in Huby, and the churches of Whenby and Thormanby. Both priories were suppressed by Henry VIII in 1536 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The remains of both priories are now scheduled monuments.[6][7][3]


  1. ^ Marton-in-the-Forest in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  2. ^ Moxby-Hall in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. pp. 764, 765. ISBN 1-86150-299-0.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST MARY (1241740)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Site of Marton Augustinian priory including mill, fishponds, and water meadows (1014796)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Augustinian nunnery known as Moxby Priory including mill and post Dissolution garden features (1013088)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 June 2017.