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Dinnington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Dinnington, a township and a parish in Northumberland. The township lies near the source of the river Font, 4 miles from Annitsford station on the N.E.R., and 7¼ NNW of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and has a post office under Newcastle-on-Tyne; money order and telegraph office, Seaton Burn. Acreage, 789; population, 271. The parish includes also the townships of Horton-Grange, Brenkley, Mason, and Prestwick. Population, 1514. A colliery is situated in Mason township. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Newcastle; gross value, £181. A new church was erected in 1886, when the old one, which had been erected in 1835, was taken down. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictNewcastle upon Tyne
CountyNewcastle upon Tyne
RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE13
Post TownNewcastle Upon Tyne