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Marston Magna, Somerset

Historical Description

Marston Magna, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on an affluent of the river Yeo, 2½ miles W of the boundary with Dorsetshire, and 4½ NE by N of Yeovil, and has a station, of the name of Marston, on the G.W.R., 128 from Lodon. It has a post office under Sherborne; money order office, Queen Camel; telegraph office, Eimpton. Acreage of parish, 1392; population, 272. Remains exist of an ancient building called Court Garden, with a moat and fish-ponds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £280. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol The church dates from the time of King Stephen; has a Lady chapel of some later period; comprises nave, aisle, and chance], with porch and tower; contains a Norman font, and is in good condition. There are a Wesleyan chapel and three almshouses.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishMarston Magna St. Mary 
Poor Law unionSherborne 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil