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Stakeford, Northumberland

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Stakeford, Northumberland

Stakeford is a village in south east Northumberland, England, about 17 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne. It lies across the River Wansbeck from Ashington, the nearest town. The village takes its name from the former river crossing to the north of the village, this was a crossing through the mudflats which was marked with stakes to give an idea of the water depth, hence the name Stakeford.
Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyN'thumb, pre-1844 in det pt of Durham
OS GridNZ2685
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorthumberland
Ambulance AuthorityNorth East
Dialling code01670

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