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Murton or Moortown, Northumberland

Historical Description

Murton or Moortown, a township in Tynemouth parish, Northumberland, 2 miles NW of North Shields. Post town, Chirton; money order and telegraph office, North Shields. Acreage, 684; population, 630. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishTynemouth 
Poor Law unionTynemouth 
WardCastle 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


Newspapers and Periodicals

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