|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England ( - 1955)|
|See also||Newburn, Northumberland, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Castle Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1955|
|Ponteland, Northumberland, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1955|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of South Dissington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "DISSINGTON (North and South), two townships in Newburn parish, Northumberland; on the river Pont, 10 miles NW by W of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Acres: 1,140 and 1,342. Populations: 76 and 63. Houses: 11 and 12. The Delavels were seated here; the Collingwoods have Dissington Hall; and Admirals Sir Ralph Delavel and Lord Collingwood were natives."
South Dissington was a township in the ancient parish of Newburn and became a separate civil parish in 1866. From 1894 it was part of Castle Ward Rural District. In 1955 the civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed into the parish of Ponteland.
- Northumberland Archives previously known as Northumberland Collections Service and Northumberland County Record Office. Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.
- Full postal address: Museum and Northumberland Archives, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF; Phone: 01670 624455
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Categories: Northumberland, England | South Dissington, Northumberland, England | Newburn, Northumberland, England | Castle Ward, Northumberland, England | Castle Ward Rural, Northumberland, England | Ponteland, Northumberland, England