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Salcombe a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

Across the Fleet Lagoon

Langton Herring in the county of Dorset

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About Whitfield

This is a picturesque village lying amongst sprawling open countryside criss crossed by dancing streams, tributaries of the River West Allen. It is a short distance from Hadrian's Wall and the beautiful Pennine Way.

The village is the home of a beautiful parish church dedicated to The Holy Trinity. The church is in the Early English style and is rich in stone, wood, glass and wrought iron. It offers visitors a peaceful fascinating visit, showing many memorials to the Blackett-Ord family from the time they first occupied Whitfield Hall up to present times. It was money from this family that built the church.

The Holy Trinity sits within a tranquil churchyard surrounded by a stone wall enclosing neat rows of graves.

On an historic note - the manor of Whitfield was grated by William, King of Scotland to the priory of Hexham, it was thus held by a local family of the same name for an annual rent of sixteen shillings and four pence, it remained with this family for many generations until it was sold in 1692 to John Ord, a lawyer from Newcastle.

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A wall on the walk to the grouse hunting marshes near Allendale, Northumberland

Allendale Town (23 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(4.2 miles, 6.7 km, direction E of Whitfield)

This picturesque Northumberland village enjoys a lovely location in the fine hill and dale countryside of the beautiful East Allen Valley...

St Augustine's Church, Alston, Cumbria

Alston (32 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Cumbria

(8.2 miles, 13.1 km, direction SW of Whitfield)

At a height of over 1,000 feet in the far reaches of the Pennines, this is one of England's highest market towns. Alston is a lively bustling place of steeply rising narrow.....

Miners Arms, Nenthead, Cumbria

Nenthead (14 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cumbria

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction S of Whitfield)

Nestling beside the sparkling River Nent, Nenthead lies on Alston Moor, in a lonely remote North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between the pleasant market town of Alston and the Killhope lead mining museum...

Benson's Monument at the top of Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland.

Hexham (35 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Northumberland

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction E of Whitfield)

Historic market town where for centuries the sheep and cattle farmers of Northumberland gathered for the Tuesday market beside Hexham Abbey...

St.Michael's Church in the village of WALL in the county of NORTHUMBERLAND - August 2003

Wall (1 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(10.8 miles, 17.3 km, direction NE of Whitfield)

The village of Wall lies in the high uplands of Northumberland in spacious countryside bordered by the rivers South Tyne and North Tyne, close to Chester's Fort on historic Hadrian's Wall...

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Langley Castle Hotel, Tynedale, Northumberland

Langley Castle (3 Pictures)

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction NE)

Built in 1350, during the reign of Edward III, the castle has retained its architectural integrity and is regarded as one of the.....

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall & Housesteads Fort (36 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction N)

Wild and evocative remains of the Roman Empire's most northerly defences, with panoramic views. Roman barracks and some of the.....

Mithraeum temple near Brocolitia roman fort Milecastle

Carrawburgh Roman Fort (Brocolitia) (2 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction NE)


Killhope Lead Mining Museum high in Upper Weardale. A desolate but magical place.

Killhope Lead Mining Museum (7 Pictures)

(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction S)

Killhope Lead Mining Museum keeps alive the counties lead mining traditions. This is a fully restored site of a working mine.....

Hexham Abbey, Northumberland

Hexham Abbey (10 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction E)

Hexham Abbey is a refoundation of a church which stood on this spot in the year 675, it survived until 821, later the town was.....

A picture of Tyne Green Country Park

Tyne Green Country Park (1 Pictures)

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction NE)


The River North Tyne

Chesters Roman Fort (Cilvrnvm) (71 Pictures)

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction NE)


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