Thorneyburn

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Thorneyburn
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Thorneyburn
Location within Northumberland
OS grid reference NY765875
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HEXHAM
Postcode district NE48
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Northumberland
55°10′52″N2°22′16″W / 55.181°N 2.371°W / 55.181; -2.371 Coordinates: 55°10′52″N2°22′16″W / 55.181°N 2.371°W / 55.181; -2.371

Thorneyburn is a village in Northumberland, England, to the northwest of Bellingham.

Northumberland County of England

Northumberland is a unitary authority and a Historic county in North East England. The northernmost county of England, The unitary authority borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north. To the east is the North Sea coastline with a path 103 kilometres (64 mi) long. The county town is Alnwick, although the county council is based in Morpeth.

Bellingham, Northumberland village in United Kingdom

Bellingham is a village in Northumberland, to the north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne and is situated on the Hareshaw Burn at its confluence with the River North Tyne.

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Governance

Thorneyburn is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom Lower house in the Parliament of the United Kingdom

The House of Commons, officially the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. Owing to shortage of space, its office accommodation extends into Portcullis House.

Hexham (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1885 onwards

Hexham is a constituency in Northumberland represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Guy Opperman, a Conservative.


Transport

Thorneyburn was served by Thorneyburn railway station on the Border Counties Railway which linked the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, near Hexham, with the Border Union Railway at Riccarton Junction. The first section of the route was opened between Hexham and Chollerford in 1858, the remainder opening in 1862. [1] The line was closed to passengers by British Railways in 1956. Part of the line is now beneath the surface of Kielder Water.

The Border Counties Railway was a railway line connecting Hexham in Northumberland, with Riccarton Junction on the Waverley Route in Roxburghshire.

The Border Union Railway was a railway line which connected places in the south of Scotland and Cumberland in England. It was authorised on 21 July 1859 and advertised as the Waverley Route by the promoters - the North British Railway. It connected the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway at Hawick with Carlisle.

Riccarton Junction railway station

Riccarton Junction, in the county of Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders, was a railway village and station. In its heyday it had 118 residents and its own school, post office and grocery store. The station was an interchange between the Border Counties Railway branch to Hexham and the North British Railway's (NBR's) Border Union Railway.

To the west of the station was the Thorneyburn Tileworks. [2]


Religious sites

The church is dedicated to St Aidan. [3]


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References

  1. Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN   1-8526-0049-7. OCLC   19514063. CN 8983.
  2. "Border Counties Railway at Railscot" . Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  3. Purves, Geoffrey (2006). Churches of Newcastle and Northumberland. Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Tempus Publishing Limited. p. 89. ISBN   0-7524-4071-3. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016.