Melkridge

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Coordinates: 54°58′08″N 2°24′32″W / 54.969°N 2.409°W / 54.969; -2.409

Melkridge
Melkridge is located in Northumberland
Melkridge
Melkridge
 Melkridge shown within Northumberland
Population 212 (2001 UK census)
OS grid reference NY738639
Civil parish Melkridge
Unitary authority Northumberland
Ceremonial county Northumberland
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HALTWHISTLE
Postcode district NE49
Dialling code 01434
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Hexham
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland

Melkridge is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England, on the river South Tyne. The village of Melkridge is in the south of the parish, and is about two miles (3 km) east of Haltwhistle along the A69 road. At the 2001 the civil parish had a population of 212.[1]

History[edit]

Melkridge is the locus of prehistoric settlement dating to about 500 to 2500 BC.[2]

Governance[edit]

Melkridge is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.

Transport[edit]

Melkridge has no Railway station, despite its proximity to the tracks of the Newcastle to Carlisle line, served by Northern Rail. The nearest stations to Melkridge are at Bardon Mill and Haltwhistle. Melkridge is however served by the 685 bus service, operated by Arriva and Stagecoach, between Newcastle and Carlisle.

Education[edit]

Children living within the Parish of Melkridge in school years Reception – four fall primarily within the catchment areas of Tynedale Community Campus Lower School (Formerly Haltwhistle First School) and Henshaw Church of England Controlled First School. They then fall within the catchment area of Tynedale Community Campus Upper School for school years 5–8 and finally Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College (HBCHS) for years 9–11. For those students wishing to study at A Level, HBCHS has a provision for 6th Form students aged 16-18.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Melkridge at Wikimedia Commons