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Coordinates: 52°03′46″N 0°32′52″W / 52.06273°N 0.54781°W / 52.06273; -0.54781

Marston Moretaine
Marston Moretaine is located in Bedfordshire
Marston Moretaine

 Marston Moretaine shown within Bedfordshire
Population 4,000 (2001 census)
OS grid reference SP9954241525
Unitary authority Central Bedfordshire
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bedford
Postcode district MK43
Dialling code 01234
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Mid Bedfordshire
List of places: UK • England • Bedfordshire

Marston Moretaine (Marston Moreteyne) is a large village on the A421 between Bedford and Milton Keynes. It has a population of about 4,000 and is served by Millbrook railway station, which is about a mile away, on the Marston Vale Line.

On the outskirts of the village sits the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park in the heart of the Forest of Marston Vale. The village now has several shops, one public house, a doctor's surgery, an Indian restaurant and two Lower schools, across the main village and the adjoining hamlets of Upper Shelton and Lower Shelton.

Sir Thomas Snagge lived in the village in the 16th century. He owned the manor of Marston Moretaine.[1]




St Mary the Virgin Parish Church

St Marys Church

Dating from around 1340, St Mary the Virgin at Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire is a 14th century church with a very rare feature for the East of England – a Grade 1 listed detached tower to the north of the church located about 70 feet from the north wall of the chancel. Grade 1 listing denotes that the building is of outstanding or national architectural or historic interest.


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