Home to just over 200 people, Marton-le-Moor is a small village just off the A1 in North Yorkshire.
Close to Boroughbridge and Ripon, there is evidence that there has been human activity in and around the village since prehistoric times, with flint flakes found in local fields. Roman coins have also been discovered.
Over the years the village has had close links with nearby Fountains Abbey, and later the Dukes of Devonshire, as well as the Compton family of nearby Newby Hall. For centuries the village has been a farming area, and as the number of residents increased had access to a local blacksmiths, post office, school, chapel and church.
Although these have now disappeared, the village continues to thrive, and through the efforts of the local community, villagers have access to a well equipped children’s play area and community garden. There are also annual events such as carol singing, bulb planting and the tallest sunflower competition, as well as regular get-together’s focused around the Meeting Room and an active Parish Council.