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East Murton, Durham

Historical Description

Murton, East, a township in Dalton-le-Dale parish, Durham, with a station, called Murton, on the Hartlepool and Sunderland railway, 8 miles ENE of Durham. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office, of the name of Murton Colliery, under Snnderland. Acreage, 1495; population, 5052. Coal is largely worked and coked. The parish church of Holy Trinity, erected in 1877, is in this township. It consists of chancel, nave, transepts, S porch, and a small bell-turret, with spire. There are Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Bible Christian chapels, a miners' hall, a literary institute, colliery schools, and a police station.

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


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

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishDalton le Dale 
Poor Law unionEasington 

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 County Durham is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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