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Things to do in North Marston, Buckinghamshire

North Marston is a village in Buckinghamshire, 3 miles south of Winslow and 4 miles North of Waddesdon.

General view of Village look at bottom of High street on the left is a house called the red house,  Church tower in Centre © Ryan Noble
General view of Village © Ryan Noble

Marston literally means farm-by-marsh - referring to the clay soils of the village that hold water whenever it rains.

The 'North' part of the name comes from the settlement's position relative to the small village of Fleet Marston (which lies between Waddesdon and Aylesbury)

North Marston is very well known in the area, since a very famous vicar - John Schorne - came here in 1290 and found the holy Schorne well in a time of Drought at North Marston.

Church Tower restoration completed either 2004 or 2005 © Ryan Noble
Church Tower © Ryan Noble

The Water was thought to be Holy because of how quickly it was found. People thought that Schorne, Rector of the village, had performed a miracle and water just came out the ground. Thus, pilgrims came from all around to drink the holy water.

The well restoration project was completed in 2005 and opened in October that year.

The Local church is Dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and together with the Methodist Chapel.

Methodist Chapel went out of use in december 2005 now in LEP with anglican church © Ryan Noble
Methodist Chapel went out of use in december 2005 © Ryan Noble

Amenities within the Village include:

  • A Church in LEP with the Methodist Chapel
  • A Pub called "The Bell"
  • A Village hall (War Memorial Hall)
  • A Church of England Combined Primary School
  • A Park (Behind Memorial Hall)

Schorne Well, restoration completed in 2005 © Ryan Noble
Schorne Well © Ryan Noble

An ongoing project for the village is to re-create the village sports field which has now been named 'The North Marston and Granborough Community Sports Field'.

When completed, it will include:

  • A Pavilion
  • A Football Pitch
  • A Junior Rugby Pitch
  • A Running Track
  • A Nature Trail
  • Possibly A Basketball/ Netball Court
  • Possibly A Tennis Court

Description by Ryan Noble

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