Place:Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England

NameMarston Moretaine
Alt namesMarson Mortainesource: Getty
Merestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 30
Merstonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 30
Marston-Moretainesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.06273°N 0.54781°W
Located inBedfordshire, England


source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Marston Moreteyne (Marston Moretaine) is a large village and civil parish located on the A421 between Bedford and Milton Keynes. It has a population of 4,560, and is served by Millbrook railway station, which is about a mile away, on the Marston Vale Line.

On the outskirts of the village sits the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park in the heart of the Forest of Marston Vale. The village now has several shops, post office, co-op store, Ingle and Caves Family Butchers, one public house (the bell), fish & chip shop, doctor's surgery, an Indian restaurant and two Lower schools, across the main village and the adjoining hamlets of Upper Shelton, Lower Shelton and Wood End.

Sir Thomas Snagge lived in the village in the 16th century. He owned the manor of Marston Moreteyne.

Future development

MARSTON PARK: Marston Park was originally allocated in the Mid Bedfordshire Local Plan as being appropriate for a sustainable extension to Marston Moretaine comprising a mix of uses. In 2008, O&H Properties were successful in achieving outline planning permission for 480 homes, 3 hectares of employment land for offices, a new local centre, primary school, community building and sports ground/cricket field. Following planning permission, David Lock Associates were commissioned produce a Design Code to guide the development and this was approved by Central Bedfordshire Council in 2010. David Wilson Homes and Barratts are now building the homes, the community building and play areas. The employment land and local centre are currently for sale.

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