Place:Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England

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NameHaydon Bridge
Alt namesHaydonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Haydon-Bridgesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Coordinates54.967°N 2.233°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Haydon Bridge is a village in Northumberland, England, with a population of about 2000. Its most distinctive features are the two bridges crossing the River South Tyne; the picturesque original bridge for which the village was named (now restricted to pedestrian use) and a modern bridge which used to carry the A69 road. A bypass was completed in 2009 and the A69 now bypasses the village to the south.

The modern village is divided in two by the River South Tyne, whereas the old village (Haydon) was to the north, on the hill overlooking the river; all that remains is a Norman church now reduced in size from the original, which used stone taken from nearby Roman Hadrian's Wall. The A686 road joins the A69 just to the south east of the village, linking Haydon Bridge with Alston and Penrith.


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