In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Marton like this:
MARTON, a village and a parish in Stokesley district, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile W of Ormsby r. station, and 4 S by E of Middlesborough; and has a post office under Middlesborough. The parish contains also the hamlets of Newham, Langlands, and Tolesby; and comprises 3,375 acres. Real property, £5,782. Pop. in 1851,426; in 1861,587. Houses, 116. The increase of pop. arose from the removal hither of families from Middlesborough, and from the erection of a number of new houses. ...
The property is subdiVided. The manor belongs to H. W. F. Bolckow, Esq. Marton Hall is a chief residence; occupies a commanding site; and succeeded a previous old edifice, which was burnt in 1 832. A spot called Cook's Garth was the site of the birth-place of the circumnavigator Cook, a two-roomed mud cabin, destroyed by a Major Rudd; and on a height in the neighbouring township of Easy, stands a mounment to Cook, an obelisk 51 feet high, erected in 1827. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Valne, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church was originally cruciform and Norman; underwent restoration in 1843; has lost its S transept; and contains chancel stalls, an early English water-drain, and a Calvary cross of the 12th century. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, a parochial library, and charities £18.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Marton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Middlesbrough. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Marton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Marton, in Middlesbrough and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th May 2013
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