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South Dissington, Northumberland

Historical Description

Dissington, South, a township in Newburn parish, Northumberland, on the river Pont, 10 miles and 8 NW by W of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Post town, Newcastle-on-Tyne; money order and telegraph office, Ponteland. Acreage, 1348; population, 46. The Delavels had a seat here; the Collingwoods have Dissington Hall, and Admirals Sir Ralph Delavel and Lord Collingswood were natives.

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 
Civil parishNewburn 
Poor Law unionCastle ward 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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