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Marston Trussell, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Marston Trussell, a village and a parish in Northamptonshire. The village stands adjacent to the boundary with Leicestershire, 1¾ mile E of Theddingworth station on the L. & N.W.R., and 3 miles W by S of Market Harborough. The parish includes also Thorpe Lubenham, which was formerly an extra-parochial tract. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Market Harborough. Area of parish, 1713 acres; population, 176. The manor, with Marston Trussell Hall, belongs to the Bennett family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £600 with residence. The church, a building of stone in the Early English style, is of the 14th century, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishMarston-Trussel St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionMarket-Harborough 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1561., in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.


Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, north porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 5 bells: in the middle mullion of the northern belfry window are a series of six "merchants' marks," very deeply cut, and probably of the 14th century; and on the western windows another series: on the north side of the chancel is a monument with kneeling effigy to Mark Brewster, of London, who died at Moscow in 1612, the east window and those in the north aisle are stained and were placed by the late Barwell Ewins Bennett esq. (d. 1890) and other members of the family. The porch is a half-timbered structure. The south aisle was restored in 1907 and a stained window placed in the west end of it as a memorial to Mrs. Ewins. The communion plate is silver and dates from 1571.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Marston Trussell from the following:

Land and Property

Trussell Hall is an Elizabethan mansion, to the west side of which considerable additions were made by Barwell Ewins Bennett esq. about 1847; it stands at the west end of the village, and on the south side is a sheet of water studded with islands.

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Marston Trussell are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Northamptonshire papers online:

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtLE16
Post TownMarket Harborough