Middlestone Moor

The literal translation of the name is, the ‘Moor’ belonging to Middlestone, Middlestone, being ‘Middle Merrington’, the middlemost village between Kirk Merrington and Westerton.

The people of Middlestone had grazing rights on the Moor. Middlestone Moor, like Spennymoor, did not develop as a community until after the mid 1800’s along with the development of mining in the area.