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Matfen, Northumberland

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Matfen, Northumberland

Matfen is a village and a civil parish in Northumberland, England, near the towns of Hexham and Newcastle upon Tyne. It is an example of an eighteenth-century planned estate village. It was the birthplace of the nineteenth-century Premier of British Columbia, William Smithe. The children's writer Lorna Hill was a long-term resident while her husband was rector.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyNorthumberland
OS GridNZ0371
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01661
Population495 (2001 census)

Other names by which Matfen, Northumberland has been known in the past

Matfen East and Matfen West

Matfen, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Matfen, eccl. dist. and vil., Stamfordham par., Northumberland - dist., pop. 615; vil., 7½ miles NE. of Hexham; P.O.; in vicinity is Matfen Hall, seat.

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