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Moorhouse, Durham

Historical Description

Moorhouse, a township in Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durham, on the river Wear, 3½ miles NE of Durham, and 1½ mile from South Hetton station on the N.E.R. Acreage, 272; population, 90.

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 parishHoughton le Spring 
Poor Law unionHoughton-le-Spring 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Moorhouse from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA5
Post TownCarlisle