Place:Marton in Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMarton in Holderness
Alt namesMartonsource: from redirect
Meretonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Meretunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.834°N 0.203°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoSwine, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Holderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Skirlaugh Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Burton Constable, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish to which it was transferred in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are a number of places in Yorkshire which include the name Marton, usually as part of the official description.

Marton in Holderness is in the East Riding of Yorkshire, as is Sewerby cum Marton, Marton cum Grafton was in the West Riding and is now in North Yorkshire, and Marton in Cleveland was in the far northeast of the North Riding of Yorkshire and is now a part of Middlesbrough. There are others.

Name of parish Marton in Holderness Image:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of place township, civil parish
Ancient parishSwine
First Rural District Skirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferred Burton Constable
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Marton is now a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Hull city centre and 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the village of Skirlaugh and the A165 road.

Marton has formed part of the civil parish of Burton Constable since 1935.


In 1823 Marton was in the civil parish of Swine, and also in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. A Catholic chapel was the only place of worship. Population at the time was 129, with occupations including nine farmers and a shoemaker. A carrier, who was also a licensed victualler, operated between the village and Hull twice weekly.

Marton was served from 1864 to 1964 by Burton Constable railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway.

To the southeast of the settlement is the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Sacrament which is a Grade II listed building.

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Marton was originally one of many townships in the ecclesiastical parish of Swine in the Holderness Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Skirlaugh Rural District. In 1935 it ceased to be an independent civil parish and was absorbed into the parish of Burton Constable.

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This is an area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the east coast of England. An area of rich agricultural land, Holderness was marshland until it was drained in the Middle Ages. Topographically, Holderness has more in common with the Netherlands than other parts of Yorkshire. To the north and west are the Yorkshire Wolds. The Prime Meridian passes through Holderness just to the east of Patrington.

From 1974 to 1996 Holderness lay within the Borough of Holderness in the short-lived county of Humberside. Holderness was the name of an ancient administrative area called a wapentake until the 19th century, when its functions were replaced by other local government bodies, particularly after the 1888 Local Government Act and the 1894 Local Government Act. The city of Kingston upon Hull lies in the southwest corner of Holderness and the town of Bridlington borders the northeast, but both are usually considered to be outside Holderness. The main towns include Beverley, Withernsea, Hornsea and Hedon. The Holderness Coast stretches from Flamborough Head to Spurn Head.
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