Infobox UK place
country = England
longitude = -1.914
civil_parish= Broomley and Stocksfield
region = North East England
Stocksfield is a small, sprawling
commuter villagesituated close to the river Tyne, approximately 14 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyneand 10 miles east of Hexhamin the Tynedaledistrict of Northumberland, England.
The village has a railway station on the
Tyne Valley Line. It is also served by the 602 bus service provided by Arriva Northumbria running from Hexham (20 minutes away) to Newcastle (1 hour). By road Stocksfield can be reached on the A695 from Hexham or Newcastle, or on the B6309 from Leadgate and Stamfordham. The A695 and B6309 meet near the trainstation.
Amenities in Stocksfield include a
Royal Mail post office, Esso petrol station, Spar, Newsagent, Hairdresser, butcher, Primary Schooland Doctor's Surgery. Stocksfield also boasts many sporting facilities including a cricketclub, [http://www.stocksfieldtennis.com tennis club] , and golfclub.
There are several smaller villages and hamlets surrounding Stocksfield, including
New Ridley, Broomley, Hindley, Bywell, Mickleyand Hedley on the Hill. Royal Mailaddresses for these locations can often show that these villages are considered part of Stocksfield.
Mabel Atkinson(1876-1958) Feminst and socialist, was born in Stocksfield. Frances Hardcastle(1866-1941) Mathematician and womens' activist lived in Stocksfield Ernest John Hunter(1912-83) Shipbuilder lived in Stocksfield Rowan AtkinsonThe famous comedian lived in Stocksfield Ross Taylor(1932-2003) celebrated kidney transplant surgeon lived in Stocksfield
Veronica Wedgwood(1910-1997) The celebrated historian was born in Stocksfield.
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