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Prestwick is a village in Northumberland, located about a mile south-east of Ponteland and just over a mile south-west of Dinnington in Newcastle upon Tyne. Prestwick is to the north of Newcastle Airport.
PRESTWICK, a township, in the parishes of Dinnington and Ponteland, union, and W. division, of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 6½ miles (N.W. by N.) from the town of Newcastle; containing 161 inhabitants. It comprises 767 acres. Prestwick Carr, an extensive marsh, is in wet seasons so completely inundated by the river Pont, as to form one vast lake; but in summer, when the waters retire, it affords excellent pasturage for the neighbouring townships. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £145. 12. 6., payable to Merton College, Oxford; and the vicarial for £14. 7.
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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