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Marton in the Forest or Marton cum Moxby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Marton-in-the-Forest or Marton-cum-Moxby (also known as Marton Lordship), a township and an ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Foss, and within the old forest of Galtree, 5½ miles WNW of Flaxton railway station, and 5 ESE of Easingwold. The township contains the hamlet of Moxby, and its post town and telegraph office is Easingwold; money order office, Stillington. Acreage, 2466; population of the township, 144; of the ecclesiastical parish, 320. The manor belongs to the Archbishop of York. An Augnstinian priory was founded at Marton in the time of King Stephen by Bertram of Bulmer, and a nunnery was founded at Moxby by Henry II. The living is a vicarage, consolidated with that of Farlington, in the diocese of York; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church contains the original arch of the ancient church, but in its present form dates from about 1450; it was repaired and restored in 1890.

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 CountyYorkshire 
Poor Law unionEasingwould 

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Land and Property

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