Fleet Marston, Buckinghamshire
Marston, Fleet, or Fleet Marston, a parish in Bucks, 3 miles NW of Aylesbury station on the L. & N.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Aylesbury. Acreage, 934; population, 51, according to the census of 1891, but this is believed to exceed the present population. The parish consists of three farms and a few cottages. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford; net value, £140. The church, a small edifice of stone chiefly in the Early Decorated style, was restored in 1868-69.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Marston-Fleet St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Aylesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1630.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The parish church of St. Mary is a small but ancient building of stone chiefly in the Early Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, with fine 15th century roof, north porch and a western turret containing one bell: the stained east window was the gift of Mrs. Bickersteth, wife of the Very Rev. Edward Bickersteth D.D. Archdeacon of Buckingham 1853-75, and subsequently Dean of Lichfield: the font is cylindrical and quite plain: the church was thoroughly restored in 1868-90 at a total cost of between £700 and £800: the pulpit and all the chancel fittings are of oak: a carred oak lectern was erected in memory of the men of the parish who fell in the Great War, 1914-18: there are 50 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Fleet Marston was in Aylesbury Registration District from 1837 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Fleet Marston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Marston-Fleet (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Buckinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Fleet Marston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Buckinghamshire papers online:
A full transcript of the Visitation of Buckinghamshire, 1634 is online