Marston Sicca

Photo of Parish Church of St James the Greater, Marston Sicca, Warwickshire, seen from the south. The civil parish is called Long Marston and was transferred from Gloucestershire to Warwickshire in 1931. The ecclesiastical parish remains in the Diocese of Gloucester. by Dave Bushell, some rights reserved.

Marston Sicca Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Family History

Marston Sicca is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Marston Sicca was transferred from Gloucestershire to Warwickshire in 1931. It is now more generally known as Long Marston.

Parish church: St James the Greater

Parish registers begin: 1680

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Marston Sicca

  • Clifford Chambers
  • Quinton
  • Weston on Avon
  • Dorsington
  • Pebworth
  • Welford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MARSTON-SICCA, or LONG MARSTON, a village and a parish in the district of Stratford-on-Avon and county of Gloucester. The village stands on an affluent of the river Avon, adjacent to the Honeybourne and Stratford railway, within 2 miles of the boundaries with Warwick and Worcester, 5½ miles SW of Stratford-on-Avon; consists of two parts, called respectively Marston-Sicca and Long Marston; contains a house in which Charles II. lay concealed in the flight from Worcester; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Stratford-on-Avon, both of the name of Long Marston. The parish comprises 1,680 acres. Real property, £2,848. Pop., 371. Houses, 80. The manor belongs to F. Tomes, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £430. Patron, F. Tomes, Esq. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a tower, and contains an old Norman font. There are an endowed school with £101 a year, and charities £6.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Stratford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 - Gloucester, Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Stratford on Avon
  • Hundred: Kiftsgate
  • Province: Canterbury