Tyne and Wear HER(749): East/West Murton village - Details
East/West Murton village
In 1348 licence was granted to assign property in Estmoreton, etc. to Tynemouth Priory, and in 1353 there was a similar licence for property in Westmorton. There is another reference to East Morton in 1380. It is not known which is represented by the existing hamlet of Murton, and hence where the missing one might be, or when it disappeared. It has been suggested that there are possible earthworks north-east of Murton Steads Farm, c. NZ 335 712, 337 711.
<< HER 749 >> W.S. Gibson, 1846, The History of the Monastery at Tynemouth, I, 153, 158 H.H.E. Craster, 1907, Murton Township, Northumberland County History, VIII, 410