North Marston is a village and also a civil parish within Aylesbury Vale district in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located about three miles south of Winslow, and four miles north of Waddesdon.
The village name ‘Marston’ is a common one in England, and is Anglo-Saxon for ‘farm by a marsh’. This refers to the common state of the land in the Aylesbury Vale, where the water table is quite high. The prefix ‘North’ was added later to distinguish the village from nearby Fleet Marston. The population of the village is approximately 700 and there are about 500 houses.
The facilities in North Marston include:
• a village hall, which was built as a war memorial after the First World War
• a pub called The Pilgrim (formerly, The Bell) that reopened on May 1, 2010
• a recreation ground and sports field (that is shared with Granborough)
A recent project within the village has re-created the sports field, which is now called the North Marston and Granborough Community Sports Field. In the field there is a pavilion, football pitch, running track, nature trail and cricket nets. There is a cricket team (North Marston & Granborough Cricket Club).
A community shop in the village is now established. Construction work started on The Shop North Marston on November 11, 2010 and opened in June 2011.
Places of interest nearby
For information on local attractions in and around the North Marston area…click here.