- North Marston
North Marston shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 693  OS grid reference Parish North Marston District Aylesbury Vale Shire county Buckinghamshire Region South East Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town BUCKINGHAM Postcode district MK18 Dialling code 01296 Police Thames Valley Fire Buckinghamshire Ambulance South Central EU Parliament South East England UK Parliament Buckingham List of places: UK • England • Buckinghamshire
The village name 'Marston' is a common one in England, and is Anglo-Saxon for 'farm by a marsh'. This refers to the common state of the land in the Aylesbury Vale, where the water table is quite high. The prefix 'North' was added later to distinguish the village from nearby Fleet Marston. The population of the village is approximately 700 and there are about 500 houses.
The facilities in North Marston include:
- a village hall, which was built as a war memorial after the First World War
- a pub called The Pilgrim (formerly, The Bell) that re-opened on May 1, 2010
- a recreation ground and sports field (that is now shared with Granborough)
A recent project within the village has re-created the sports field, which is now called the North Marston and Granborough Community Sports Field. In the field there is a pavilion, football pitch, running track, nature trail and cricket nets. There is a cricket team (North Marston & Granborough Cricket Club).
A community shop in the village is now established. Construction work started on The Shop North Marston on November 11, 2010 and opened in June 2011.
St Mary's Church
The parish church is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foundation stones of the church on this site were laid around the 12th century. Pilgrim money enabled the nave roof to be raised and clerestory windows put in. The inner part of the tower dates back to the 15th century: from 2002 to 2004 all of the outer stones were replaced due to crumbling. There are six bells in the tower - tuned to the key of F - and a tenor weight of 13-2-27 from 1925 (with original inscriptions dating from as far back as C16th). There is a plan to build a meeting room, with kitchen and toilet facilities on the north side of the church, to replace those facilities of the Methodist chapel, which it is planned to sell. Since 2004, when the Methodist Chapel closed, the Parish Church has been in a Local Ecumenical Partnership with the Methodists.
Holy Well or Schorne Well
There is a holy well in the village, found by Sir St John Schorne, who was rector of the parish of North Marston in about 1290. He was referred to as a saint who, it is claimed, performed many miracles. It was he that blessed the village well and after his death it became a resort of great pilgrimage. Pilgrims probably stayed at one or two of the houses in Church Street that still stand today, but most of the houses were destroyed in a later fire. The Holy Well was renovated in 2004/2005, after many other designs had been put in place. On the day of its official re-opening a poem was read; this can be found here, with some 'before' and 'after' pictures.
Education in the Village
The North Marston Church of England School is a mixed Church of England primary school. It is a voluntary controlled school, which takes children from the age of four through to the age of eleven. The school has approximately 100 pupils. It is situated across the road from the parish church. The school has 3 "houses" each named for local reasons: Camden Neild (Red,) Verney (Green,) Schorne (Blue.)
There was also "The Schorne College" situated in the grounds of the church directly opposite the present site of the School
The Village has a pre-school called Schorne Pre-School which has been running for around twenty years now.
- John Schorne - Local Saint and Rector of North Marston around 1290.
- John Camden Neild - Miser and whose memory the chancel of North Marston is dedicated to when Queen Victoria paid for refurbishment.
Pictures of the village
- North Marston website
- Church Website
- North Marston School
- North Marston Bells
- North Marston and Granborough Community Sportsfield
- North Marston Village Shop project
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