Marston St Lawrence, Northamptonshire Family History Guide

Marston St Lawrence is an Ancient Parish in the county of Northamptonshire. Warkworth is a chapelry of Marston St Lawrence.

Other places in the parish include: Westrop.

Alternative names:

  • Marston St Lawrance
  • Marston St Lawrence with Warkworth
  • St Lawrence Marston

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1813
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1706

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

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


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Northamptonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Brackley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • Diocese: Peterborough
  • Rural Deanery: Brackley
  • Poor Law Union: Brackley
  • Hundred: King’s Sutton
  • Province: Canterbury