Tyne and Wear HER(786): Longbenton village

  • Description

    "Long Benton (Magna Benton) was a member of the barony of Merlay or Morpeth. The barony dates from the beginning of the C12, though whether Benton is explicitly named before the C13 is not clear. When the barony was divided after 1266 so was Benton, one half ending up with the Brandlings of Gosforth, the other with the Stotes of Jesmond. Though there were few freeholders in the Middle Ages, it was a large village, there being 14 taxpayers in 1296, 18 in 1312. It was an exceptionally long, 2-row, settlement, stretching from Four Lane Ends (W) to the modern Tynedale Terrace (E)...."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/SMR/786
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 6 months ago
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