Place:Old Moor, Northumberland, England

NameOld Moor
Alt namesOldmoorsource: alternate spelling
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Located inNorthumberland, England     ( - 1995)
See alsoBothal, Northumberland, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Morpeth Ward, Northumberland, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Longhirst, Northumberland, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Old Moor from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"OLDMOOR, a township in Bothal parish, Northumberland; 3½ miles N E of Morpeth. Acres: 911. Population: 69. Houses: 13."

Old Moor township (became a civil parish in 1866) was located between Longhirst and the northern edge of Ashington in Northumberland, England. It was merged into Longhirst in 1955.

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