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.
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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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