Marr, South Yorkshire

Marr is a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster in South Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 138,[1] increasing slightly to 146 at the 2011 Census.[2] It was in the historical county of the West Riding and is listed in the Domesday Book (Domesday Book 307d) compiled in 1086 at the command of William the Conqueror at reference 307d. During feudal times, and even beyond, the manor was the basic administrative unit of the kingdom. The lord would be granted the land by a higher magnate in return for services - and that magnate would in turn receive his land from someone higher, all the way up to the king. Some manors were owned by abbeys, which were powerful landowners.

Marr stands on the main road between Barnsley and Doncaster (A635 Barnsley Road) and also 5 minutes drive from the A1 (M) junction 37. Marr, although now mainly modern, does have a number of outstanding features; there remains an iron age barrow at the junction of Barnburgh, Marr and High Melton which can be seen through aerial photographs. Seventy Roman coins were found recently as evidence of the boundary line which Marr formed at Rickneild Street. The Gothic-style church of St Helens has original herringbone masonry, early Norman chancel and nave, 13th/14th century short spire tower, 15th stone-ribbed porch and font and the pulpit has fine medieval woodwork. The church also contains figures of John Lewis and wife dated from 1579 in Brass and pieces of funeral armour. There are two further buildings of note in the Marr Hall Farm. Parts of the farm buildings are original (1800s) and fairly unusual, the Hall itself retains an Elizabethan/ Jacobean west side with a semi-circular entrance porch. This building is now the farmhouse and has a Georgian style overall. The farm also maintains over 14 arched openings which would have been used for storage of carts, drays etc. The arches stand on solid stone piers and is thought to have been designed by Charles Sabine Augustus Thellusson an Italian architect who died in 1885.

The story of how Charles Thellusson (The Landed Gentry, Burke pages 598-600) gained control over the Brodsworth Estate (including the farm) is a saga in itself. The Thellusson family was involved in a long-running feud over inheritance money and Brodsworth Estates belonging originally to Peter Thellusson, a city merchant who died leaving the equivalent of £50 million in trust (see Thellusson Will Case). The money was put aside to gather interest during his own lifetime and the lifetime of his sons and grandsons (who were living at the time of his own death) only to be divided up between his remaining male descendants when the last of his three sons/grandsons died. The will and its subsequent litigation case (brought by his family) may even have inspired Charles Dickens for Bleak House (Jarndyce v Jarndyce) such was the controversy.

St Helen's Church, Marr - - 127775

St. Helen's church
Marr is located in South Yorkshire
Location within South Yorkshire
Population146 (2011)
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDN5
Dialling code01302
PoliceSouth Yorkshire
FireSouth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Doncaster Retrieved 2009-08-27
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 March 2016.


Marr (disambiguation)

Marr as a surname may refer to:

Alfred Marr (1862–1940), Australian cricketer

Alison Marr, American mathematician

Andrew Marr (born 1959), Scottish journalist and political commentator

Barbara La Marr (1896–1926), American actress, cabaret artist and writer

Carl von Marr (1858–1936), American painter

David Marr (journalist) (born 1947), Australian journalist and author

David Marr (neuroscientist) (1945–1980), British neuroscientist and psychologist

James William Slessor Marr (1902–1965), Scottish marine biologist and explorer

Johnny Marr (born 1963), English guitarist, keyboardist and singer, and member of The Smiths

John Quincy Marr (1825 – 1861), American Civil War soldier

Leslie Marr (born 1922), British racing driver

Melissa Marr (author)(b. 1974), American author

Melissa Marr (b. 1971) Westchester, NY, American businesswoman/film producer

Nicholas Marr (1865–1934), Georgia-born historian and linguist

Ruairidh Erskine of Marr (1869–1960), Scottish nationalist and aristocrat

Walter Lorenzo Marr (1865-1941) American auto maker, inventor of the overhead valve engine at Buick

Wilhelm Marr (1819–1904), German agitator and publicistMarr as a fictional character may refer to:

Kila Marr, Star Trek character

Visas Marr, Star Wars characterMarr as a place may refer to:

Marr, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Marr, South Yorkshire, EnglandMarr may also refer to:

Marr College, school in Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Marr Field, airport in Monmouth, Oregon, United States

Marr Residence, historic site in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Marr (automobile), American automobile company, 1903-1904, owned by Walter Lorenzo Marr

Marr Baronets, British title

Marr Prize, computer vision award

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, inner-city park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Marr-Hildreth algorithm, digital image edge detection method

Marr & Holman Architects, architects in Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Marr, or Marrette, twist-on wire connector

Marr and Colton, an American pipe organ company founded by David MarrMarr or MARR may refer to:

Minimum acceptable rate of return, project finance concept

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