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"DINNINGTON is a parish, comprising the townships of Brenkley, Dinnington, Horton Grange, Mason, Prestwick, and Woolsington. It comprises an area of 5,538 acres; And its population in 1801, was 560; in 1811, 577; in 1821, 626; in 1831, 819; in 1841, 730; and in 1851 668 souls. Dinnington was formerly a part of the parish of Ponteland." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].



  • Northumberland County Record Office holds copies of Census Returns 1841 - 1891 and provides a useful User Guide  
  • The 1851 Census Index (microfiche CN14)
  • 1891 Census Ponteland 1B (Coxlodge, Fawdon, East and West Brunton, Kenton, Dinnington, Mason, Brenkley, Prestwick, Woolsington, Horton Grange, Kirley and Berwick Hill) (PRO piece RG12/4241) (Type B) (Book) (Volume 51) BOTH published by the may be of value to researchers interested in this parish.

Church History


Church Records


Civil Registration

  • This area is divided between Northumberland Central Registration District and Newcastle upon Tyne Registration District.
  • Birth Death and Marriage Cerificates can be ordered from Northumberland County Council
  • Newcastle - Information.  Searches.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Dinnington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • The history of Dinnington Parish (originally part of Ponteland Parish) is included in:- Northumberland County History Committee, History of Northumberland, Volume 12. Newcastle, A. Reid, 1926. (Available on fiche from Ancestral Indexes).

Military Records

Lest We Forget
Dinnington St Matthew Churchyard
22 Jun1918    Ernest Harris, Stoker 2nd Class SS/118419 RN, HMS Victory ll, age 18 son of John and Elizabeth Ann of Dinnington [grave North Section]
6 October 1942   Richard Brewis, Sapper 2017723 579 Army Field Coy. Royal Engineers, age 22 son of John Richard and Elizabeth brewis of Morpeth [grave New ground Row 1 grave 1]

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Dinnington Parish was part of Castle Ward Poor Law Union. The Union Workhouse was located near the village of Ponteland. Some records are held at Northumberland Record Office but these are of limited genealogical value.
  • Peter Higginbotham has provided details, a map and photographs of Castle Ward Workhouse.