East Marton

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East Marton
Yorkshire
West Riding
Double Arched bridge over the canal at East Marton - geograph.org.uk - 758201.jpg
The double-arched bridge at East Marton
over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Location
Grid reference: SD908509
Location: 53°57’16"N, 2°8’28"W
Data
Post town: Skipton
Postcode: BD23
Local Government
Council: Craven
Parliamentary
constituency:
Skipton and Ripon

East Marton is a village and ancient parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated approximately five miles west of the market town of Skipton and is on the A59 road. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through the village on the descent from Foulridge to Leeds. The canal towpath in the village is part of the Pennine Way and the original pack-horse bridge over the canal was transformed into a double-arched bridge when the new A59 road was built on top of it.[1] The canal was fully opened in 1816 with the section through East Marton being started in 1793. Some of the Navvies who died of Smallpox whilst constructing the canal are buried in the churchyard.[2]

East Marton is an ancient parish, sometimes known as Church Marton or Marton in Craven, in the Staincliffe Wapentake.[3]

The church, dedicated to St Peter, was first built during Norman times to replace an earlier Saxon church in the village. St Peter's has been added to in the 17th and 19th centuries.[4]

There is a TV transmission mast just north of the village.[5]

Together with West Marton it forms the civil parish of Martons Both and in the 2011 census the population was listed as 213.[6]

References

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