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Village, free entry

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Marton - Ancient bridge.
Marton derives its name from 'moortown', a reference to the marshy land south of the village.

To the west of the main road is the parish church of St Esprit. The church was re-built in 1871 after a fire, but the tower and south arcade date from the 13th and 14th centuries.

The bridge over the Leam retains masonry on its south-west side from the time of Henry V when a 'fair bridge of lime and stone' was built by John Middleton, a local man who became a wealthy London mercer. The bridge is now scheduled as an ancient monument. There are some 17th century buildings surviving in the village.

PostboxTelephone (public)

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Rugby Visitor Centre

Address

Rugby, Warwickshire,
CV23 9RW

Directions

Situated 9 miles south-west of Rugby, on the A423.
Public transport from Rugby: 64 (daily), 580(Mon-Sat)

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Leamington Spa station

Facilities

  • PostboxPostbox
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)