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FalstoneFalstone is a village in Northumberland, situated by the River North Tyne and 1 mile east of Kielder Water. It is located about 7 miles north-west of Bellingham and just 9 miles from the border with Scotland. The Blackcock Inn is located at the centre of the village and there are two churches here; Falsone URC (built 1807) and St Peter's CofE (built 1892 on the site of an earlier church). Falstone Tea Rooms occupy what was the Victorian school building. This was used as a school up to 1965, when it was replaced by a new timber framed school (Falstone County First School).  The 'new' school closed in July 1981, when the remaining pupils transferred to schools in Bellingham.[1] For a time the old school building was used as the village hall, until todays purpose-built village hall was opened. This is adjacent to The Croft playground.

At the south end of the village is the former Falstone Station, which opened in 1861. On the hillside at the west of Falston was Hawkhope Hill Colliery, which operated up to the 1930s.[2] There was a small tramway from the colliery to the station, to transport the coal. Later, houses were built on Hawkhope Hill (a street leading up the hill) to house families displaced when Kielder Reservoir was constructed in the early 1980s.[3] The village forms part of Falstone Civil Parish.

Falstone is a small village in Northumberland, England, just south of Kielder Water. The village is 8 miles from the Anglo–Scottish border. The name Falstone means "speckled stone".

Falstone holds a popular annual agricultural show.

Governance

Falstone is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.

Transport

Falstone was served by Falstone 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. The line was closed to passengers by British Railways in 1956.

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St Peter's Church, Falstone, Northumberland

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Falstone from Kielder Water, Northumberland

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Local history: Falsone
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Kielder Water & Forest Park
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- Overview About Kielder Water About Kielder Forest Map Street View Kielder Water is a resevoir in Northumberland, which is the largest artificial lake in the UK by water capacity. It ...
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Falstone Bridge near Falstone

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Hawkhope Hill Colliery

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FALSTONE COUNTY FIRST SCHOOL
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Historic Buildings and Monuments in Falstone Civil Parish
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Historic Buildings and Monuments in Falstone Civil Parish
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Falstone Village Hall
- "Location: The Matthew Ridley Memorial Hall is located in Falstone, NE48 1AA (Grid Ref. NY 722 875) Features Rooms: The hall has 2 main function rooms, plus an annexe (often ...

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