Place:Morley, Durham, England

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NameMorley
TypeVillage
Located inDurham, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Morley is a village in County Durham, England which is situated five miles to the west of Bishop Auckland (OS grid reference NZ 1127). Morley is first mentioned in 1295, already with its present spelling; its coal mine was mentioned, as Morleypitte already in 1440×41. The name probably means "open ground by a moor", from Old English mōr "moor, clearing, pasture" + lẽah "open ground, clearing".

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