In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described North Marston like this:
MARSTON (NORTH), a village and a parish in Winsl.ow district, Bucks. The village stands 3½ miles S of Winslow r. station, and 7½ N of Aylesbury; and has a post office under Winslow The parish comprises 1,910 acres. Real property, £3,661. Pop., 644. Houses, 137. The property is subdivided. ...
A perennial spring, called Sir John Shorne's well, is at the foot of the village; is fabled to have started into being by miraculous act of a sainted incumbent in the 13th century; and was, together with a costly shrine of the same person in the church, frequented for ages by superstitions pilgrims. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £150.* Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church stands on an eminence; is partly decorated English and partly later, with a tower; has a lhandsome E window and reredos, erected by Queen Victoria, in memory of J.Nield, Esq., who bequeathed to her his fortune of about £250,000, and died in 1852; and contains fine oak stalls, a piscina, three brasses of 1499,1602, and 1613, and a curious memorial of Mr. John Virgin. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and 26 acres of poors' and church lands.
North Marston is now part of Aylesbury Vale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aylesbury Vale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about North Marston itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of North Marston, in Aylesbury Vale and Buckinghamshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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