Marton, with Grafton
MARTON, with Grafton, a parish, in the Upper division of the wapentake of Claro, W. riding of York, 3 miles (S. by E.) from Boroughbridge; containing 514 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1198a. 1r. 20p.: the soil is fertile, producing wheat, barley, and beans, and there is some turnip and grass land; the substratum is chiefly gravel, of good quality for the roads. The village is situated between the roads from York and from Wetherby to Boroughbridge, a short distance from each, and nearly adjoining the village of Grafton. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of Grafton annexed, valued in the king's books at £2. 19. 4½.; patrons and impropriators, the Master and Fellows of St. John's College, Cambridge. The great tithes have been commuted for £288. 14.; and the vicarial for £28, with a glebe of 106 acres, and a glebe-house. The church is in the early English style, with a square embattled tower. There are places of worship for Methodists.