Stocksfield

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Coordinates: 54°56′53″N 1°54′50″W / 54.948°N 1.914°W / 54.948; -1.914

Stocksfield
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Stocksfield Railway Station
Stocksfield is located in Northumberland
Stocksfield
Stocksfield
 Stocksfield shown within Northumberland
Population 2,616 2011 Census
OS grid reference NZ053612
Civil parish Broomley and Stocksfield
Unitary authority Northumberland
Ceremonial county Northumberland
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STOCKSFIELD
Postcode district NE43
Dialling code 01661
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Hexham
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland

Stocksfield is a small, yet 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.


Governance[edit]

Stocksfield is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham. At a local level it is governed by the parish of Broomley and Stocksfield.[1]


Transport[edit]

Road

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.

Railway
Stocksfield 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.

Passenger services on the Tyne Valley Line are operated by Northern Rail and First ScotRail. The line is also heavily used for freight.

Bus

The village is served by the 10 bus service operated by Go North East running from Hexham (20 minutes away) to Newcastle (1 hour).

Education[edit]

Stocksfield has a first school, which is Broomley First School.[2] Stocksfield lies in the catchment area for Ovingham Middle School and Prudhoe High School. .[3]

Religious sites[edit]

There are four Christian places of worship in Stocksfield: a Church of England Church, a Quaker Meeting House, a Baptist Church and a Methodist Church.

Nearby are the twin churches of St Peter’s and St Andrew's in Bywell.

Public services[edit]

Amenities in Stocksfield include two post offices, an Esso petrol station, a Spar store, a garage, a newsagent, two hairdressers, a butcher, a bridal wear shop, a chemist, a day nursery, a first school, a convenience store, a pottery and studio, a textile supplier, a doctor's surgery and a veterinary surgery.

Sports and Recreation[edit]

Stocksfield boasts many sporting facilities including a cricket club, a tennis club,[4] a golf club.[5] and a running club Stocksfield Striders. There are also two play areas and a well-utilised Community Centre. In 2012, Stocksfield was one of the official stop off points for the Olympic torch before it made its way to the Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Awards[edit]

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.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Born in Stocksfield
Lived in Stocksfield

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stocksfield.org". Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Broomley First School". Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Ovingham Middle School". 
  4. ^ Stocksfield Tennis
  5. ^ Stocksfield Golf Club
  6. ^ "Stocksfield fights for national title". Hexham Courant (13th March 2009): page 7. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Stocksfield at Wikimedia Commons