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