|Alt names||Moortown||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Philadelphia||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England ( - 1974)|
|Also located in||Tyne and Wear, England (1974 - )|
|See also||Tynemouth, Northumberland, England||ancient borough in which it was a township|
|Castle Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Earsdon (near North Shields), Northumberland, England||urban district of which it was a part 1913-1935|
|Tynemouth, Northumberland, England||county borough of which it was a part 1935-1974North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England|metropolitan borough of which it is a part since 1974|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Murton is a small village situated since 1974 in Tyne and Wear in the northeast of England. It was formerly in the county of Northumberland.It is part of the urban conurbation of North Tyneside. The village is separated by fields from the nearby areas of West Monkseaton, New York, Earsdon and Shiremoor.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Murton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "MURTON, or Moortown, a township in Tynemouth parish, Northumberland; 2 miles N W of North Shields. It contains the village of Philadelphia. Acres: 443. Population: 543. Houses: 107. Coal is largely worked, and freestone is quarried. There is a Wesleyan chapel."
Murton was a township in the ancient parish of Tynemouth and became a separate civil parish in 1866. It was part of Tynemouth County Borough from 1881 until 1897 and part of Earsdon (near North Shields) Urban District from 1913 until 1935 when Earsdon was absorbed into Tynemouth.
[[Category:Earsdon (near North Shields), Northumberland, England|]]
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