Heddon-on-the-Wall is a village in Northumberland located on Hadrian's Wall about nine miles form the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Heddon-on-the-Wall was brought to the attention of the nation when it was revealed in February, 2001 that the 2001 outbreak of Foot-and-mouth disease originated from a farm in the village. This severely affected Heddon-on-the-Wall's primary industry which is agriculture. Over the years however other industries have existed in Heddon on the Wall. These include salmon fishing in the River Tyne, coal mining, the quarrying of sandstone and limestone and brick making. A number of blacksmiths were in the village until recent times. One still exists and is employed in engineering. In the seventies there was a perfumery manufacturing business and recently a brewery.
Heddon-on-the-Wall grew up around Hexham Road, which until 1971 was the main road from Newcastle to Hexham. The A69 road bypassed Heddon-on-the-Wall which runs from Newcastle to Carlisle passing Hexham. Heddon-on-the-Wall benefits from its proximity to the A69 but is more popular with retired people rather than commuters due to its lack of a railway station, from which its close neighbour Wylam benefits.
Heddon-on-the-Wall has two public houses, The Three Tuns and The Swan Inn. The Swan Inn is popular with tourists due to its proximity to Hadrian’s Wall.
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My photographs of Saint Andrews Church and Hadrians Wall at Heddon on seperate pages.
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