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Bedlington
Thirteen miles north of Newcastle and Jarrow, standing on a ridge, is the community of Bedlington. To the south runs the river Blyth, through Plessey ...



Bywell
Bywell as we know it today is a tranquil place, situated in lovely parkland on a wide curve of the river Tyne, and is only 13 miles west of Newcastle....



Cramlington
Right in the middle of what is now a major town in Northumberland, population approximately 29,123 and still growing, you will find the original prett...



Darras Hall
The Darras Hall Estate, adjacent to the old village of Ponteland, northwest of Newcastle, consists of about 2,500 private residences and is unique in ...



Heddon
Two thousand years ago it was here - the Roman wall at Heddon. In AD 54, soldiers from the sunny climes of Italy marched along the wall. They must hav...


Horsley
Horsley on the Hill, or Horsley on Tyne, is first mentioned in 1245 as part of the estate of Gilbert de Umfraville. Originally on the main Newcastle t...



Ovingham
Ovingham lies in the Tyne valley, twelve miles west of Newcastle. The name is Saxon and probably means 'homestead of the sons of Offa’. It is first me...



Ovington
The village of Ovington lies a mile west of Ovingham and is situated about a mile north of the river Tyne.
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Ponteland
Modern Ponteland is a large village with origins going back to Saxon times. The present population is about 12,000 including those living on the Darra...



Prudhoe
Prudhoe stands on the great bastion of hills which form the south bank the river Tyne, lying halfway between Newcastle and Hexham in an area which has...



Seaton Delaval
The village of Seaton Delaval, originally a hamlet, had its origins after the Norman Conquest when William the Conqueror allotted these lands to the D...



Stamfordham
The village of Stamfordham, between Newcastle and Hexham, has seen many changes over the years, not the least of these being in its name. History reco...



Wylam
The village of Wylam lies about ten miles west of Newcastle on the banks of the Tyne, just at the limit of the tidal flow.


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