Deadwater, Northumberland

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Kielder Forest and Reservoir.JPG
Kielder Forest and reservoir
Deadwater is located in Northumberland
Deadwater shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY605965
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEXHAM
Postcode district NE48
Dialling code 01434
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
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55°15′40″N 2°37′23″W / 55.261°N 2.623°W / 55.261; -2.623Coordinates: 55°15′40″N 2°37′23″W / 55.261°N 2.623°W / 55.261; -2.623


Deadwater is a small settlement in Northumberland, in England about 3 miles (5 km) north west of Kielder, Northumberland, on the English side of the border between Scotland and England. It is regarded as the source of the River North Tyne, which merges with the River South Tyne near Hexham, and continues around 93 miles/150 KM to the North Sea


Deadwater is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.


Deadwater was served by Deadwater railway station on the Border Counties Railway which linked the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, near Hexham, with the Border Union Railway at Riccarton Junction. The first section of the route was opened between Hexham and Chollerford in 1858, the remainder opening in 1862.[1] The line was closed to passengers by British Railways in 1956. Part of the line is now beneath the surface of Kielder Water. The station still stands and looks little different from the days when it was open. It is now in use as a private house.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Border Counties Railway at Railscot". Retrieved 2009-01-09. 

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