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Stocksfield
Stocksfield
is a small, yet sprawling commuter village situated close to the River Tyne, about 14 miles (23 km) west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 10 miles (16 km) east of Hexham
Hexham
in the southern part of Northumberland, England. There are several smaller villages and hamlets surrounding Stocksfield, including New Ridley, Old Ridley, Broomley, Hindley, Bywell, Mickley, and Hedley on the Hill.

Contents

1 Governance 2 Demography 3 Transport 4 Education 5 Religious sites 6 Public services 7 Sports and Recreation 8 Awards 9 Notable people 10 References

Governance[edit] Stocksfield
Stocksfield
is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham. At a local level it is governed by the parish of Broomley
Broomley
and Stocksfield.[1] Demography[edit] In the 2011 census the median age in Stocksfield
Stocksfield
and Broomhaugh
Broomhaugh
was 49 years. 98.6 per cent of the population had white ethnicity and 68.8 per cent were Christian. No other religion exceeded 0.3 per cent with 23.9 per cent having no religion.[2] Transport[edit]

Road

Stocksfield
Stocksfield
is linked to Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
and the A1 by the A695 which passes through the village. It is also linked to Leadgate and Stamfordham by the B6309. The A695 and B6309 meet near the railway station.

Railway

Stocksfield
Stocksfield
railway station

The village is served by Stocksfield railway station
Stocksfield railway station
on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, also known as the Tyne Valley Line. The line was opened in 1838, and links the city of Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
in Tyne and Wear with Carlisle in Cumbria. The line follows the course of the River Tyne
River Tyne
through Northumberland. Passenger services on the Tyne Valley Line
Tyne Valley Line
are operated by Northern and Abellio ScotRail. The line is also heavily used for freight.

Bus

The village is served by the 10 bus service operated by Go North East running from Hexham
Hexham
(20 minutes away) to Newcastle (1 hour). Education[edit] Stocksfield
Stocksfield
has a first school, which is Broomley
Broomley
First School.[3] Stocksfield
Stocksfield
lies in the catchment area for Ovingham Middle School and Prudhoe High School. .[4] Religious sites[edit] There are four Christian places of worship in Stocksfield: a Church of England
England
Church, Quaker
Quaker
Meeting House, Baptist
Baptist
Church and Methodist Church. Nearby are the twin churches of St Peter’s and St Andrew's in Bywell. Public services[edit] Amenities in Stocksfield
Stocksfield
include two post offices, an Esso
Esso
petrol station, Spar store, garage, newsagent, two hairdressers, butcher, bridal wear shop, chemist, day nursery, first school, convenience store, pottery and studio, textile supplier, doctor's surgery and veterinary surgery. Stocksfield
Stocksfield
Community Centre is owned and managed by Stocksfield
Stocksfield
Community Association (formerly SICA) which is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The Association's objectives are to promote the benefit of the all inhabitants of Stocksfield
Stocksfield
and its neighbourhood, without distinction by associating with local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and provide facilities, in the interests of social welfare for recreational and leisure time occupation, with the object of improving the conditions of life for residents. The Community Centre is available for hire by local groups and individuals for events, activities, meetings and private functions. Sports and Recreation[edit] Stocksfield
Stocksfield
boasts many sporting facilities including a cricket club, tennis club,[5] golf club.[6] and a running club known as Stocksfield Striders. There are also two play areas and a well-utilised Community Centre. In 2012, Stocksfield
Stocksfield
was one of the official stop off points for the Olympic torch before it made its way to the Olympic Games opening ceremony. Awards[edit] The parish of Broomley and Stocksfield
Broomley and Stocksfield
was officially crowned Calor Northumberland
Northumberland
Village of the Year in November 2008. The competition is organised annually by Community Action Northumberland
Northumberland
(CAN) with sponsorship provided by LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) supplier Calor.[7] Notable people[edit]

Born in Stocksfield

Mabel Atkinson
Mabel Atkinson
(1876-1958), feminist and socialist Dame Veronica Wedgwood (1910-1997), historian

Lives [or lived] in Stocksfield

Peter Armstrong, poet and psychotherapist Rowan Atkinson, comedian Alan Clark, ex Dire Straits Keyboard Player Brendan Foster, ex athletics 10,000 m record holder Frances Hardcastle (1866-1941), mathematician and women's activist Ernest John Hunter (1912-1983), shipbuilder Alan Milburn, politician Sir Richard Pease, 3rd Baronet (born 1922), banker[8]

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Stocksfield.

^ "Stocksfield.org". Retrieved 2010-05-09.  ^ Northumberland.gov.uk. Northumberland
Northumberland
Knowledge 2011 ^ " Broomley
Broomley
First School". Retrieved 2009-11-03.  ^ "Ovingham Middle School".  ^ Stocksfield
Stocksfield
Tennis ^ Stocksfield
Stocksfield
Golf
Golf
Club ^ " Stocksfield
Stocksfield
fights for national title". Hexham
Hexham
Courant (13 March 2009). p. 7.  ^ "Current United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Baronetcies I - P". Cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Retrieved

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