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Long Marston, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Marston Sicca or Long Marston, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands on an affluent of the river Avon, within 2 miles of the boundaries with Warwickshire and Worcestershire, and 5½ SW of Stratford-on-Avon; consists of two parts, called respectively Marston Sicca and Long Marston; contains a house in which Charles II. lay concealed in the flight from Worcester; and has a station, called Long Marston, on the Stratford and Honeybourne branch of the G.W.K., and a post office of the same name under Stratford-on-Avon; money order office, Pebworth; telegraph office, Welford-on-Avon. The parish comprises 1580 acres; population, 346. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £142 with residence. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a tower, and contains an old Norman font. There is an endowed grammar school.

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1651.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

St. James (parish church)

The church of St. James is a building of stone of the 14th century, consisting of chancel, nave, Early English north porch and an oak belfry containing 2 bells: the pulpit is a fine example of Jacobean work, and is in a good state of preservation: there are 300 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.