Brandon, Northumberland

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Brandon
Brandon is located in Northumberland
Brandon
Brandon
Brandon shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NU045175
District
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Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ALNWICK
Postcode district NE66
Dialling code 01665
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
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EU Parliament North East England
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55°27′04″N 1°55′48″W / 55.451°N 1.930°W / 55.451; -1.930Coordinates: 55°27′04″N 1°55′48″W / 55.451°N 1.930°W / 55.451; -1.930

 

Brandon is a village in Northumberland, in England. It is about 9 miles (14 km) north-west of Alnwick and 8 miles (13 km) south of Wooler in the Breamish Valley, just off the A697 north of Powburn.

The village, or hamlet, is actually all one farm, farmed by the Shell family since at least the late 19th century. On the north side of the main road is a line of tied cottages and the old blacksmith's shop, still in good condition though lacking a blacksmith. On the south side is the traditional square of farm buildings and the Grade B listed farm house which now also provides 'bed and breakfast' accommodation. Hidden in the corner of a small paddock next to the road is the mill race, apparently just a line of very large flagstones but covering a deep and well preserved stone channel, which shows that the traditional square farm buildings once contained a mill. Some more modern buildings have been added on, mostly to the west end of the farm, however the older buildings are still in good original condition.

The farm has a mixed arable, livestock and contracting business. They were spared both the BSE and Foot & Mouth epidemics, in the first case by always having fed organic feeds free from animal protein.


Governance[edit]

Brandon is in the parliamentary constituency of Berwick-upon-Tweed.


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