Place:Long Marston, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameLong Marston
Alt namesMersetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.951°N 1.22°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWetherby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which it is located since 1974
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Long Marston is a village and civil parish in the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the B1224 road from Wetherby to York, west of York. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Hutton Wandesley, immediately south of the village of Long Marston, and Angram, south east of Hutton Wandesley. Both Hutton Wandesley and Angram were separate civil parishes until 1988.

The Battle of Marston Moor was fought on 2 July, 1644, just west of Long Marston. There is a monument to the battle on the Tockwith Road to the north of the village.

Historically, Long Marston was an ecclesiastical parish in Ainsty Wapentake. From 1894 until 1974, Long Marston was located in Wetherby Rural District. In 1974 the area became part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Long Marston. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Long Marston provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Long Marston.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
  • Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
  • Ordnance Survey Southern part of the West Riding 1944 shows the southern part of the West Riding (including the southern part of Wetherby Rural District).
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