Spittal, Northumberland

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Spittal
Spittal Beach from Hud's Head - geograph.org.uk - 1362788.jpg
Spittal is located in Northumberland
Spittal
Spittal
Spittal shown within Northumberland
OS grid reference NU005515
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BERWICK-UPON-TWEED
Postcode district TD15
Dialling code 01289
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°45′22″N 1°59′35″W / 55.756°N 1.993°W / 55.756; -1.993Coordinates: 55°45′22″N 1°59′35″W / 55.756°N 1.993°W / 55.756; -1.993

Spittal is a town in northern Northumberland, England, lying opposite the Tweed from Berwick. Spittal Beach is considered one of the best beaches in Northumberland.[1]

The name derives from a shortened form of "hospital"; a hospital, dedicated to St Bartholomew, was built here in the Middle Ages to take care of lepers.[2] St John's, the parish church, was built in 1867 in the Early English style, its tower being added in 1894. Prior to this, "Spittlers" had worshipped in a stable loft.[2] There is also a nonconformist church, St Paul's, built in 1878.[2] The town has several hotels and guest houses providing bed and breakfast, a town hall, and several shops of different kinds.

Governance[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Beaches in Northumberland". Retrieved 2007-02-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "Spittal, Northumberland". Britain Express. 

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