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Mason (Dinnington)


Mason was a medieval settlement located in what is now the north-eastern side of Dinnington (presumably from which the Mason's Arms public house in Dinnington takes it's name). Mason was first documented as "Merdesfen" in 1190AD, and 8 taxpayers were recorded here in 1296.[1] Much of the settlement was lost in the Middle Ages, probably abandoned. In the 19th century Mason was a township. It included North Farm (still surviving) and South Farm (no longer exists).

MASON, a township, in the parish of Dinnington, union and W. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 6¾ miles (N.N W.) from Newcastle-upon-Tyne; containing 144 inhabitants. It comprises 1,063 acres. The village is situated on the east of Prestwick Carr, and adjoins that of Dinnington.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
Dinnington Dinnington Parish, 1848 Dinnington Civil Parish
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Tyne and Wear HER(1333): Mason village
- "The vill of "Merdesfen" was first mentioned in 1190 when a toft there was granted by Sir Roger Bertram to St. Batholomew's Nunnery. There were 8 taxpayers in 1296 ...

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