Marton Shropshire Family History Guide

St. Mark's Church, Marton
Photo of St. Mark's Church, Marton. The stone church was open for a flower festival on the day of the photograph (August Bank Holiday). by Anne, some rights reserved.

Marton is an ecclesiastical parish formed from the parish of Chirbury on July 12, 1859, and comprises the townships of Marton and Stockton, Shropshire.

Marton is near the Montgomeryshire border, 15½ miles south-west from Shrewsbury and 5 east from Forden station on the Cambrian railway.

Parish church: St. Mark

Parish registers begin: 1859

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Marton

  • Worthen
  • Middleton
  • Chirbury
  • Ackley
  • Trelystan

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Marton, a chapelry in Chirbury parish, Salop; adjacent to the boundary with Wales, 3 miles E of Offa's dyke, 4½ EN E of Forden r. station, and 6 NE of Montgomery. Post town, Chirbury, Salop. Pop., 328. Houses, 72. The chapelry was constituted in 1859. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £45. Patron, the Vicar of Chirbury.

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


Marton. A township in the parish of Chirbury, and in the upper division of the hundred of Chirbury. 15 ½ miles south-west of Shrewsbury.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Marton Congregational Church
Marton Congregational Church. The copyright on this image is owned by Dave Croker and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Marton Shropshire Parish Documents 1902

(Marton is an ecclesiastical parish formed from the parish of Chirbury in 1860, and comprises the townships of Marton and Stockton, Shropshire.)

Documents in the custody of the Vicar. – Kept in a safe in the Church, viz:-

Register of Baptisms, 1860 – in use

Register of Marriages, 1860 – in use

Register of Burials, 1860 – in use

No Tithe Map.

Parish Records

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Marton Cassey Shropshire Directory 1875


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District:
  • Probate Court:
  • County Court District: Welshpool
  • Petty Sessional Division: Chirbury
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Montgomery
  • Poor Law Union: Forden
  • Hundred: Chirbury
  • Province: Canterbury