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368


Sunderland


Barmston mill(s)


Barmston


NZ35NW


Industrial


Water Power Production Site


Watermill


Medieval


C14


Documentary Evidence


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

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