Moorsley  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Moorsley like this:

MOORSLEY, a township in Honghton-le-Spring parish, Durhamshire; on the Great North of England railway, 4¾ miles NE of Durham. Acres, 588. Real property, £1,408; of which £144 are on the railway. Pop., 973. Houses, 185. Some of the inhabitants are employed in neighbouring collieries and quarries.

Moorsley through time

Moorsley is now part of Sunderland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Sunderland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Moorsley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moorsley, in Sunderland and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th June 2024

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