Marston Moretaine shown within Bedfordshire
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Marston Moretaine|
|Unitary authority||Central Bedfordshire|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Fire||Bedfordshire and Luton|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||Mid Bedfordshire|
Marston Moretaine (Marston Moreteyne) is a large village and civil parish located on the A421 between Bedford and Milton Keynes. It has a population of 3,684, 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, Lower Shelton and Wood End.
St Mary's Church
Dating from around 1340, the church of St Mary the Virgin is a 14th century church with a very rare feature for the East of England, a Grade I listed detached tower to the north of the church located about 70 feet from the north wall of the chancel. Grade I listing denotes that the building is of outstanding or national architectural or historic interest.
- Office for National Statistics: Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Mid Bedfordshire Retrieved 16 October 2010
- A History of Moreteyne Manor - Moreteyne Manor website, Accessed 03-01-2009
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