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
Morpeth Rural, Northumberland, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
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. From 1894 until 1955 it was part of Morpeth Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Longhirst.

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