Tyne and Wear HER(245): Middle Herrington village - Details
Middle Herrington village
Middle Herrington is not explicitly mentioned until the 14th century when it was coupled with East Herrington, both being the property of Roger de Eshe. The two remain as part of the same estate, passing to the Lambton family in 1825. In 1855 the village had a 2-row, east-west, form with Fox Cover Lane running north in a dog leg from the north side. By then it probably consisted of two farms, one at each end of the north row, and - on the south side - Herrington Hall, ancillary buildings and a park. The park survives, but the hall has gone and its site has been grassed over. A farm remains at the north-west end, but the remainder of the village is covered by modern houses.
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