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Long Marston, North Yorkshire

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OS grid reference  SE501511
Country  England
Local time  Sunday 4:23 PM
District  Borough of Harrogate
UK parliament constituency  Selby and Ainsty
Civil parish  Long Marston
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  North Yorkshire
Dialling code  01904
Long Marston, North Yorkshire
Population  635 (Including Birdforth. 2011)
Region  Yorkshire and the Humber
Weather  13°C, Wind W at 18 km/h, 66% Humidity

Long marston north yorkshire


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, 7 miles (11 km) west of York. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Hutton Wandesley, immediately south of the village of Long Marston, and Angram, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south east of Hutton Wandesley.

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Map of Long Marston, UK

Until 1974 Long Marston was in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

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

Governance

Long Marston falls in the electoral ward of Marston Moor. This ward stretches north to Tockwith and has a total population taken at the 2011 census of 2,888.

Amenities

The village has an Anglican church (All Saints), a junior school and a public house, the Sun Inn. The Sun Inn is owned and operated by Samuel Smiths Old Brewery. Until 2008 it had a Wesleyan Methodist chapel which closed due to dwindling attendances. In 2011 the demolition of the chapel,and replacement with a detached dwelling was approved.

The village has a Village Hall located off Butt Hedge on Angram Road. The playing fields are home to the two cricket teams which compete in the Wetherby Cricket league.

The Old Post Office and Lodore, on Angram Road, are Grade II listed buildings.

Transport

The B1224 road cuts through the village, running approximately east-to-west. The village crossroads, the location of the Sun Inn, is the main junction of the B1224 with Tockwith Road, which heads north, and Angram Road, which heads south. There are bus services to Wetherby and York.

The nearest railway stations are at Hammerton (3.3 miles (5.3 km)) and Poppleton (3.7 miles (6.0 km)).

Hutton Wandesley

The small hamlet of Hutton Wandesley is directly adjacent to the village and forms part of the civil parish of Long Marston. Hutton Wandesley was historically a township in the ancient parish of Long Marston. It became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1988 the parish was absorbed into the civil parish of Long Marston.

References

Long Marston, North Yorkshire Wikipedia


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