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
Population 257 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NY723875
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
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
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. ^ http://www.falstoneshow.co.uk/
  4. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 

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