Place:Murton (near Helmsley), North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMurton (near Helmsley)
Alt namesMortonsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
Coordinates54.2758°N 1.1819°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHelmsley Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974

NOTE: There is another place named Murton near the City of York.

John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) described Murton like this:

"MORTON, an extra-parochial tract in Helmsley district, N. R. Yorkshire; 5½ miles NW of Helmsley. Pop., 34. Houses, 5." (source: A Vision of Britain through Time).

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Murton was part of Helmsley Rural District. Historically, it was an extra parochial place in the Birdforth Wapentake.

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