Marston St Lawrence
Marston St Lawrence

Origin: Tun by a marsh with church dedicated to St Lawrence

Domesday: Robert holds 4 hides. There is land for 10 ploughs. In demesne are 4 ploughs, and 9 slaves;and 26 villans and 10 bordars with 6 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 8s, and 24 acres of meadow. It was and is worth 10

 

The village is strung out along a minor road off the road to Middleton Cheney.

 

The church (closed) is surrounded by old stone cottages and adjacent to it a large house, possibly the manor. Further along the road stone housing diminishes and more modern brick takes over, there has obviously been quite a lot of growth in recent years which has merely increased the village size from very tiny to tiny.

 

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My interest is in the Gardner family who lived in the village from the mid 1600s to the early 1800s and any information on the family would be welcomed

 

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For a description of the village in the late 1800s a Whelans Directory of 1874 is attached.