Slaley


St Mary's church, SlaleySlaley is a village to the south east of Hexham in Northumberland. "There have been references to a settlement at Slaley since the time of the Norman Conquest. Slaley then became part of the Barony  of Bolbec. In later centuries Scots invaders and the Border Reivers harried Slaley and towns nearby. Local industries have included lead smelting, when packhorse trains carried the lead along the Lead Road. Quarrying, and farming were and still are important occupations." (Slaylay Parish Website) The the annual Slaley Show began in 1848 and is held in August at Townhead, just to the west of Slaley. The village hall, Commemoration Hall, was given to the village by the Hunting family in 1922 in celebration of the safe return of their sons from the First World War. To the north of the village is Slaley Hall, an Edwardian mansion, now a hotel operated by QHotels, with 2 golf courses. Nearby are Juliet’s Wood (Northumberland Wildlife Trust) and Derwent Reservoir. There is a disused Royal Observer Corps (ROC) nuclear bunker to the north of Slaley, built in 1961 and closed in 1991.

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Slaley, St Mary's church

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Slaley Parish - Community website
- "Set on a ridge six miles south of the Tyne valley, the village of Slaley provides an excellent starting point for visitors to this part of Northumberland. The area is ...

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Slayley Hall

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Slaley Hall

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Slaley Hall Hotel and Golf Course

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The Church of St. Mary The Virgin , Slaley

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(Part of) Townfoot, Slaley

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The Rose and Crown Inn, Slaley

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Slaley Methodist Church

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Slaley ROC Post - Northumberland
- Photos of the bunker, closed in 1991.

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Derwent Reservoir
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Derwent Reservoir
- Derwent Reservoir in County Durham is a reservoir on the River Derwent close to the border between County Durham and Northumberland (not to be confused with Derwent Reservoir in Derbyshire). ...
Dukesfield
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Dukesfield
- The hamlets of Middle Dukesfield and East Dukesfield are part of the parish of Slaley in Northumberland. The original medieval village of Dukesfield, "which was first recorded in 1256. By the 16th ...

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