Stamfordham, Northumberland

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Aerial view of Stamfordham in 2016
Stamfordham is located in Northumberland
 Stamfordham shown within Northumberland
Population 1,047 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference NZ0772
Civil parish Stamfordham
Unitary authority Northumberland
Ceremonial county Northumberland
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Postcode district NE18
Dialling code 01661
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Hexham
Website Stamfordham Parish Council
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Coordinates: 55°02′31″N 1°52′37″W / 55.042°N 1.877°W / 55.042; -1.877

Stamfordham is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, about 11 miles (18 km) west of Newcastle upon Tyne, 5 miles (8 km) west of Ponteland and 10 miles (16 km) east of Hexham. The population of the civil parish at the 2001 Census was 1,047, rising to 1,185 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The Church of England parish church of St Mary the Virgin was built in the 13th century, and over-restored under the direction of Benjamin Ferrey in 1848.[3] In addition to St Mary's, there is a non-denominational Church on the Green.

The village has an Ofsted 'outstanding[4]' rated school (Stamfordham First School), an historic Village Hall (originally the school), a public house (The Swinburne Arms), an annual fete held on the August bank holiday Monday (Stamfordham Village Fayre), and a number of local social and sports clubs - notably Stamfordham Cricket Club (playing on the Telfer Oval on the southern edge of the village), the first team of which competes in the West Tyne League. The Grade II listed Bay Horse Inn closed in November 2014.[5]

The village green contains both a market cross (the Butter Cross, dating from 1735) and a village lock-up which is Grade II listed[6] and dates from the early 19th Century, pre-dating the formation of police forces.[7][8]

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