The view from the main road with St Paul's church in the background
George Marsh was a resident of Deane, living at a farm on Broadgate (renamed Junction Road / Junction Road West). He was a devoted Christian who preached at Deane. Research has shown that he was not a vicar as some have suggested, or an ordained minister.
Most of our information comes from Foxe's Book of Martyrs. The John Foxe website gives the full text of four versions of the tome but due to technical reasons we can only provide a link to that site. Alternatively, an eBook can be downloaded. You may need to download an ePub reader such as Adobe Digital Editions to read it.
There is a monument to George Marsh in the Chester district of Boughton. It is located near to St Paul's Church on the A51 (postcode CH35BH). Just one of many websites to give a location is www.chestertourist.com. Another is www.waymarking.com.
A view of the plinth. The inscription on the left face reads "Erected by Nessie Brown AD 1898"
A view of the plinth. The inscription reads "To the memory of George Marsh Martyr who was burnt to death near this spot for truth's sake April 24th 1555"
A view from the lower level.
In 2012, an approach was made to the church about making a documentary about George Marsh. Simon Peter Sutherland has done a lot of research into the Martyr from Deane, a useful resource for anyone interested in the injustices of our Christian past. A trailer is available from YouTube