Place:Marton cum Grafton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMarton cum Grafton
Alt namesMalgunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
Marton-with-Graftonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
Martonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
Marton-cum-Graftonsource: hyphenated
Graftonsource: village in parish
Grafton (near Boroughbridge)source: same village in parish
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates54.0598°N 1.3644°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoGreat Ouseburn Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1938
Nidderdale Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1938-1974
Harrogate District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are a number of places in Yorkshire named Marton, usually with an additional name as part of the official description. The village described here is simply known as "Marton", although the name of the civil parish is Marton cum Grafton.

The only Grafton found in any riding of Yorkshire is this one.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Marton is now a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 15 miles (24 km) north-west of the city of York and 6 miles (9.7 km) north-east of the market town of Knaresborough. Together with the village of Grafton to the north it forms the civil parish of Marton cum Grafton.

In 2007 a Roman lead coffin burial was discovered very close to the village, which was widely reported in the local and national press: the village history group intend to use the location of this burial as the starting point for an extended search for the Roman villa which they believe is certainly associated with it. (See Marton cum Grafton Village History Website below.)

Historically, Marton was an ecclesiastical parish in the Upper division of the Claro Wapentake. Grafton was another settlement within the parish. From 1894 until 1938, Marton cum Grafton was located in Great Ouseburn Rural District and from 1938 until 1974 in Nidderdale Rural District. It was enlarged in 1960 by the abolition of the parish of Upper Dunsforth with Branton Green. In 1974 the area became part of the Harrogate District of North Yorkshire.

The page, Great Ouseburn Rural District, has an outline map of all the civil parishes in the district.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Marton-cum-Grafton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Marton provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Marton cum Grafton Village History Website
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Marton-cum-Grafton.
  • 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.
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