This parish was transferred to Warwickshire in 1931 from Gloucestershire. The Civil Parish is called Long Marston. The old village is about five miles south west of Stratford about a mile west of the A46 from Stratford to Broadway. The Morris Dancers of Marston Sicca (or 'Dry Marston') were famous in south Warwickshire. Some interesting old houses remain. In the church there are a number of memorials to members of the Tomes family. At one time the area was part of the parish of Clifford Chambers.

DIOCESE: Gloucester. HUNDRED: Upper Kiftsgate. UNION: Stratford

ADJOINING PARISHES: Welford-on-Avon, Weston-upon-Avon, Clifford Chambers, Quinton, Pebworth, Dorsington.

Parish Registers: Christenings: 1603-1888 Marriages: 1603-1965 Burials: 1603-1980 Banns 1831-1950

Bishop's Transcripts : From 1612-1859 GLO

IGI: Christenings: 1612-1876 (Listed with Gloucestershire parishes). Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

REGISTER COPIES: Marriages: 1680-1809 and Marriages: 1680-1847 WAR
Marriages: 1680-1812 PHIL 10
Christenings: 1708-1753, Marriages: 1680-1812. Burials: 1680-1753 STR
CMB 1612-1683 GLO

Christenings: 1780-1888 Marriages: 1680-1905 Burials: 1680-1980 Banns 1831-1950 COV Bishop's Transcripts 1612-1638,1662-1702 STR

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: Church, not in register, Church and Yard STR
St. James the Great BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR


1851-91 WAR
1851 BMSGH SI v.11 SoG , BIR
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1754-1837

MANORIAL RECORDS: 1827 and 1904 (photograph) STR

DEEDS: Deeds 1671-1695. See also Tomes below.

OTHER SOURCES: Tomes of Long Marston, deeds, papers etc 1546-1829.
Plan and survey of Lower Farm belonging to John Haynes, Gent 1776.

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