Located on the borders of
Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, with the M1, M40 and M6 each just 20 minutes away and rail stations at Banbury and Leamington Spa within easy reach, Priors Marston really is one of Warwickshire's best
kept secrets. To find out more about the history of the village and to see some of the photographs of it please click here.
The Oxford Canal and Jurassic Way both run nearby and the village has many attractive footpaths within and around it.
According to the 2001 census the population of the parish was 506, increasing to 579 at the 2011 Census, most of whom live in the village.
Records show that the village belonged to St. Mary's Priory (from where "Priors" comes), Coventry and "Marston" combines the Old English words Merse referring to a lake which formed a fishery in the early history of the village and tun meaning a settlement.
The Parish Council comprises 5 local residents and is supported by the Parish Clerk, information about the PC, minutes of meetings, planning news
and financial information can be seen here.
The Priors School provides education for local children up to the age of 11 and was one of the first Free Schools in the country, it has an excellent reputation and is frequented by children of Priors Marston and the surrounding towns and viilages, the school is also the base for the Priors Nursery which is run by the Priors Education Trust who also run the FOPS charity shop in Daventry.
St. Leonard's Church is located in the heart of the village and is a popular venue for weddings and christenings.
The Priors Sports & Social Club is located on the edge of the village on the road to Byfield and provides facilities for tennis, cricket, football and tug of war. There is a clubhouse with changing rooms, kitchen and licensed bar
At the northern end of the village, on the road to Napton, is The Priors Hall, a well appointed village hall where residents of the parish can play badminton, table tennis and indoor bowls.
The hall is also used for mother & toddler sessions as well as monthly fillm
screenings; it can be hired out for parties, concerts, wedding receptions and other similar events. It is also home to the village Post Office and hairdresser.
The village has a traditional English Village pub, The Hollybush Inn, and you can find out more about it here
The village is well served by shops in neighbouring villages, local pubs and restaurants, and a number of local service providers more information about these can be found by following the link above.
The latest copy of the Parish News can be found here.