Cresswell, Northumberland

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Cresswell church.jpg
Cresswell church
Cresswell is located in Northumberland
Location within Northumberland
Population206 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNZ295935
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMORPETH
Postcode districtNE61
Dialling code01670
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
55°14′06″N 1°32′17″W / 55.235°N 1.538°W / 55.235; -1.538Coordinates: 55°14′06″N 1°32′17″W / 55.235°N 1.538°W / 55.235; -1.538

Cresswell is a village in Northumberland, England. It is about 4 miles (6 km) to the north of Ashington, on the North Sea coast.

It is a popular bird watching area with Cresswell pond and bird hide nearby and the Druridge Bay Country Park less than 3 miles (5 km) away. The village has one ice cream shop which closes out of season, and a café on the beach just to the north of the village, open year-round. The village also has two caravan holiday home parks - Cresswell Towers and Golden Sands. Cresswell Towers takes its name from the old tower nearby and is owned by Parkdean Resorts.


Snab Point, 500 metres (1,600 ft) south of The Carrs, is a sheltered bay with the site of the former Alcan aluminium smelting plant on its south side. Embedded in the small cliffs of Snab Point are the remnants of fossilised trees. The beach area is littered with the remnants of fossilised wood and small seams of coal can be seen in the cliffs. Depending on the tides and wind, vast swathes of sea coal is washed up within the bay. The area was formed during the carboniferous period some 310 million years ago, when the current land mass was in a region below southern Spain, more than 1,000 miles (1,600 km) south of its present position.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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