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Murton Civil Parish, County Durham


Settlements: Murton, Cold Hesledon

Population: 7,676 (2011 Census)

Historically, Murton was a township in the ancient parish of Dalton-le-Dale. Then, in 1894, the Civil Parish of East Murton was established (by the Local Government Act 1894). The first meeting of the East Murton Parish Council was held in a classroom at Murton Colliery School, on the 4th of December 1894.[1] At that time there was West Murton (the small 'old' settlement) and East Murton (the 'new' and growing settlement that developed around Murton Colliery, which had opened in 1843). In c.1972 the 'East' was dropped from the title and it became Murton Parish Council.

Civil Parishes in County Durham Murton Cold Hesledon Historic Buildings and Monuments in Murton, County Durham
Murton Parish Council
- Website of Murton Parish Council, County Durham. "....Murton Parish Council was established by the Local Government Act 1894, and held its first ever Meeting in a classroom at Murton Colliery …

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- Overview About Murton Timeline Map Street View MURTON, EAST, a township, in the parish of Dalton-le-Dale, union of Easington, N. division of Easington ward and of the county of Durham, …
Cold Hesledon
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Cold Hesledon
- Overview About Cold Hesledon Map Street View Cold Hesledon is an industrial village in County Durham, located by the A19 and immediately south of Dalton-le-Dale and east of Murton and …


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