Marston (St. Nicholas)

MARSTON (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union of Headington, hundred of Bullingdon, county of Oxford, 1¾ mile (N. N. E.) from Oxford; containing 396 inhabitants. In the reign of Charles I., the treaty for the surrender of Oxford to the parliamentarians, was negotiated here, in the mansion-house of the family of Croke, now converted into a farmhouse. The parish comprises 1177 acres, of which 220 are arable, 950 pasture, and 7 woodland; the meadows on the banks of the river Cherwell are luxuriantly rich. The living is a discharged vicarage; net income, £195; patron, incumbent, and impropriator, the Rev. T. H. Whorwood.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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