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Morton Grange, Durham

Historical Description

Morton Grange, a township in Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durham, with a station at Fence Houses on the N.E.R., 5½ miles NNE of Durham. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office at Fence Houses. Acreage, including Fence Houses, 462; population, 209. The manor belongs to the Earl of Durham.

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 Morton Grange from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Morton Grange are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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