Greenhead Northumberland

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Greenhead is a very small village situated close to Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland between Carlisle and Newcastle, 19 miles east of Carlisle, 41 miles west of Newcastle.

The image below is of Greenhead centre with the Greenhead Hotel here being the most prominent building in the village.

The junction up by the hotel leads 200 yards to the left onto the A69 Carlisle to Newcastle road.

Turn right at that junction and it is about half a mile to Thirwall Castle, half a mile to Haltwhistle Golf Club, and about 2 miles to the small village of Gilsland for a good 1 mile section of Hadrian's Wall between Gilsland and Birdoswald Roman Fort.

The road on the right, running down past where this photo was taken, is the B6318, that leads to the Roman Army Museum about 1 mile, Walltown Quarry and Hadrian's Wall 1 mile, and a number of the top forts and sections of the wall for 16 miles alongside the B6318.

The cross shaped memorial here is for locals who died during the Two World Wars.

The smaller fountain by the memorial was erected in 1865 by the widow and family of John Blenkinsopp Coulson of Blenkinsopp Estate. The estate is situated next to Greenhead with a partially ruined castle from the 1300s, and an 1800s mansion house.

Greenhead Map . Hotels . B&Bs . Self Catering .

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The image below is of the Olde Forge Tea Rooms in Greenhead, across the road from the hotel.

Next to the Tea Rooms is the Greenhead Hostel, popular as the Pennine Way and Hadrian's Wall Path pass about half of a mile from Greenhead.

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The image below is of a seating area at the Tippal Burn by St Cuthbert's Church in Greenhead. The School is situated next to the church.

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The image below is of the St Cuthbert's Church in Greenhead, built from 1827 / 1828. The church was extended and a new spire added in 1900.

The building at the end of the road is the Greenhead Community Centre.

Greenhead Northumberland Church image

Greenhead Railway Station was closed in 1967. Haltwhistle Railway Station, 4 miles east, now serves the village.

Attractions close by Greenhead are:

Haltwhistle Golf Club half of a mile northwest

Thirlwall Castle half of a mile northwest

Roman Army Museum 1 mile east

Walltown Quarry and Hadrian's Wall 1 mile east

Birdoswald Roman Fort 4 miles northwest

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