Falstone

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Falstone
St peters falstone.jpg
The parish church of St Peter's, Falstone
Falstone is located in Northumberland
Falstone
Falstone
Falstone shown within Northumberland
Population257 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNY723875
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHEXHAM
Postcode districtNE48
Dialling code01434
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
EU ParliamentNorth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°10′52″N 2°26′06″W / 55.181°N 2.435°W / 55.181; -2.435Coordinates: 55°10′52″N 2°26′06″W / 55.181°N 2.435°W / 55.181; -2.435

Falstone is a small village in Northumberland, England, just south of Kielder Water. The village is 8 miles (13 km) from the Anglo–Scottish border. The name Falstone means "speckled stone".[2]

Falstone holds a popular annual agricultural show.[3]


Governance[edit]

Falstone is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.

Transport[edit]

Falstone was served by Falstone 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. The line was closed to passengers by British Railways in 1956.[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  2. ^ Rowland, T. H. (1994). Waters of Tyne (Reprint ed.). Warkworth, Northumberland, England: Sandhill Press Ltd. ISBN 0-946098-36-0.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2008-08-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.

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