Stocksfield is a hamlet in west Northumberland situated on the south bank of the River Tyne about 14 miles (23km) west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 10 miles (16km) east of Hexham. It is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Bywell. My photos of Bywell can be seen here.
The railway came to Stocksfield in the 1830s with the building of the Newcastle to Carlisle railway. This replaced a scheme to build a canal between the two towns.
In 1801 the population was 24 and by 1851 this had hardly altered with only 27 inhabitants. According to the 2001 census Broomley and Stocksfield had a population of 3,039.
I passed through Stocksfield on the 5th leg of my Walking the River Tyne Westwards Project and did'nt have a lot of time to explore it fully but I intend to visit again maybe on the next leg of my River Tyne walk.
Broomley and Stocksfield Community website
Let's go for a walk in Stocksfield
Keys To The Past - Broomley and Stocksfield
Stocksfield at Wikipedia
Northumberland Communities - Stocksfield
Stocksfield Institute Community Association
Stocksfield - Old Photographs
Photo Gallery - Stocksfield
Stocksfield Golf Club
Stocksfield Tennis Club
Stocksfield Cricket Club
Stocksfield Football Club