Place:Morton (near Keighley), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMorton (near Keighley)
Alt namesMorton (near Bingley)
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates53.88°N 1.854°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoKeighley Rural District, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Morton was located 1894-1938
Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal borough into which Morton was absorbed 1938
Bradford (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropoltan borough in which Morton has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Morton (near Keighley) is also known as Morton (near Bingley).

A Vision of Britain through Time provides a quotation from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 describing Morton as

"MORTON, a township and a chapelry in Bingley parish, [West Riding of] Yorkshire. The township lies on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, under Rumbles-Moor, 2 miles N of Bingley [railway] station; and contains the village of East Morton and the hamlet of West Morton. East [Morton] is a considerable place; occupies the sides and summit of a hill; and has a post office under Leeds. West [Morton] is a cluster of houses on the [north] bank of the river Aire. Real property of the township, £8,733; of which £300 are in mines, and £20 in quarries. ...[Population] in 1851: 1,902; in 1861: 2,113. Houses, 398. There are several good residences, and several worsted, cotton, and paper mills. The chapelry is more extensive than the township, includes a part called Morton-Banks, [which] was constituted in 1845. [Population]: 2,432. Houses: 471."

From 1894 until 1938 Morton was a civil parish in Keighley Rural District, and when the rural district was abolished the parish was absorbed into Keighley Municipal Borough.

Since 1974 Keighley has been located in the metropolitan borough of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England.

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