Tyne and Wear HER(368): Barmston mill(s) - Details
Water Power Production Site
During the Middle Ages Barmston was held by the Hylton family, and their property there included a mill, sometimes two. In 1323 there is reference to the mill of Bermeston, and in 1448 there were two water mills, "worth nothing because totally waste". There is no further information, and their location is unknown though there were, within the township, several burns running south into the Wear.
<< HER 368 >> Prior's Kitchen Durham, Durham Dean and Chapter MSS, 1323, Misc. Cart, 6224, Reg. I ff. 40r-41r R. Surtees, 1820, History of...Durham, Vol. II, p. 49