In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Marston St Lawrence like this:
MARSTON-ST., a village and a parish in Brackley district, Northampton. The village stands 1½ mile NNE of Farthinghoe r. station, and 5¼ NW of Brackley; and has a postal wall-box under Banbury. The parish contains also the hamlet of Westrop, and comprises 1,230 acres. Real property, £4,071. ...
Pop., 535. Houses, 122. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Marston House, belongs to J. A. Blencowe, Esq. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Warkworth, in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £420.* Patron, J. J. Blencowe, Esq. The church is ancient, of varions dates; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with embattled tower; and contains sedilia, a carved oak altar-piece, a piscina, and several monuments of the Blencowes. There is a free school.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Marston St Lawrence in South Northamptonshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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