Infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Stocksfield
latitude= 54.948
longitude = -1.914
civil_parish= Broomley and Stocksfield
shire_district= Tynedale
shire_county= Northumberland
region = North East England
constituency_westminster= Hexham
post_town= STOCKSFIELD
postcode_district= NE43
postcode_area= NE
dial_code= 01661
os_grid_reference= NZ053612

Stocksfield is a small, sprawling commuter village situated close to the river Tyne, approximately 14 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 10 miles east of Hexham in the Tynedale district 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 train station.

Amenities in Stocksfield include a Royal Mail post office, Esso petrol station, Spar, Newsagent, Hairdresser, butcher,Primary School and Doctor's Surgery. Stocksfield also boasts many sporting facilities including a cricket club, [ tennis club] , and golf club.

There are several smaller villages and hamlets surrounding Stocksfield, including New Ridley, Broomley, Hindley, Bywell, Mickley and Hedley on the Hill. Royal Mail addresses for these locations can often show that these villages are considered part of Stocksfield.

Notable Residents

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 Atkinson The famous comedian lived in Stocksfield

Ross Taylor (1932-2003) celebrated kidney transplant surgeon lived in Stocksfield

Dame Veronica Wedgwood (1910-1997) The celebrated historian was born in Stocksfield.

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