Showing posts with label Northumbrian Towns and Villages. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Coquet Island, Northumberland


Coquet Island, Northumberland.

Coquet Island is a small island and nature reserve 0.75 miles, 1.2 km off the coast from the town of Amble. It is owned by the Duke of Northumberland and run by the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds.The island is home to 18,000 puffin pairs and is most important for being home to the endangered roseate terns.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ford Northumberland


Ford, Northumberland.

Ford is an attractive village in Northumberland, 13 miles away from Berwick Upon Tweed.
It is thought the village got it's name from a ford over the nearby river Till.
Ford shares a parish with Etal.
Ford castle was built in 1287 and restored in the 1760's, It is now an educational establishment, although it was used by the military in WW2 .Much of the employment in the area is connected with the Ford and Etal estate.The estate is owned by the Joicey family who bought it in 1907. Previously the estate had been owned by Susanna, Marchioness of Watreford, among others..  
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Northumberland Coast in late Autumn


The Northumberland Coast in late Autumn.

The beautiful Northumberland coast near to the town of Amble.
The harbour shown is at Amble.
The shipwreck is that of the MV Hanseat which was run aground on here on 02.10.1980.
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Kirknewton & Northumberland.


Kirknewton and the Northumberland countryside.

Kirknewton is a small village in Northumberland and is situated six miles from the Scottish Borders and a similar distance to the town of Wooler.
Included in the photos is the historic church of St Gregorys, there has been Christian worship on this site since the 11th century
They village lies in the valley of Glendale, which takes its name from the river Glen.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Simonside Hills Rothbury Northumberland


Simonside Hills, Rothbury, Northumberland

The Simonside hills landscape overlooks the ancient market town of Rothbury in the Northumberland national park.
The area is a haven for wildlife and is the setting for a bronze age cemetery and hillfort.
Local legend has it that an evil race of dwarves called dueargars roam the hills enticing walkers and travellers to their deaths over cliff edges.  
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hexham Abbey Northumberland


Hexham Abbey, Northumberland.

The beautiful  Hexham Abbey is situated in the centre of the Northumberland market town of Hexham.There has been a church on this site for 1300 years since the Queen of Northumbria Ethelreda gave land to St Wifred of York. The current Abbey was built in honour of St Andrew in AD674 and it was added to in the 12th century.
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