Place:Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England

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NameMoreton-in-Marsh
Alt namesMortunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Moreton-in-the-Marshsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates51.983°N 1.7°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoWestminster (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was part located
Campden Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
North Cotswold Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1935-1974
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Moreton-in-Marsh is a town and civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. The town is at the crossroads of the Fosse Way Roman road (now the A429) and the A44. The parish and environs are relatively flat and low-lying compared with the surrounding Cotswold Hills. The infant River Evenlode rises near Batsford, runs around the edge of Moreton and meanders its way towards Oxford, where it flows into the Thames just east of Eynsham. Just over east of Moreton, the Four Shire Stone marked the boundary of the historic counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire, until the re-organization of the County Boundaries in 1931. Since then it marks the meeting place of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.

Moreton-in-Marsh was in Campden Rural District from 1894 until 1935 when the rural district was broken up and the majority of it (including Moreton-in-Marsh) was transferred to the newly-formed and larger North Cotswold Rural District.

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The Victoria History of Gloucestershire from the website British History Online. The history of the the upper divisions of Tewkesbury and Westminster hundreds, all in the eastern part of the county.
The Victoria History of Gloucestershire from the website British History Online. Histories of the parishes of the lower divisions of the hundreds of Tewkesbury and Westminster.
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