Stocksfield Railway Station
Stocksfield shown within Northumberland
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Stocksfield is a small, sprawling commuter village situated close to the River Tyne, about 14 miles (23 km) west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 10 miles (16 km) east of Hexham in the southern part of Northumberland, England. There are several smaller villages and hamlets surrounding Stocksfield, including New Ridley, Old Ridley, Broomley, Hindley, Bywell, Mickley, and Hedley on the Hill.
Stocksfield is linked to Newcastle upon Tyne and the A1 by the A695 which passes through the village. It is also linked to Leadgate and Stamfordham by the B6309. The A695 and B6309 meet near the railway station.
The village is served by Stocksfield railway station on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, also known as the Tyne Valley Line. The line was opened in 1838, and links the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear with Carlisle in Cumbria. The line follows the course of the River Tyne through Northumberland.
The village is served by the 10 bus service operated by Go North East running from Hexham (20 minutes away) to Newcastle (1 hour).
Nearby are the twin churches of St Peter’s and St Andrew's in Bywell.
Amenities in Stocksfield include two post offices, an Esso petrol station, a Spar self-service store, a newsagent, two hairdressers, a butcher, a first school, a convenience store, a doctor's surgery and a vetinary surgery.
Sports and Recreation
The parish of Broomley and Stocksfield was officially crowned Calor Northumberland Village of the Year in November 2008. The competition is organised annually by Community Action Northumberland (CAN) with sponsorship provided by LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) supplier Calor.
- Born in Stocksfield
- Lived in Stocksfield
- Peter Armstrong, poet and psychotherapist
- Rowan Atkinson, comedian
- Alan Clark, ex Dire Straits Keyboard Player
- Brendan Foster, ex athletics 10,000 m record holder
- Frances Hardcastle (1866-1941), mathematician and women's activist
- Ernest John Hunter (1912-1983), shipbuilder
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