Kielder, Northumberland


Kielder, Northumberland

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Kielder
latitude= 55.235
longitude= -2.591
population =
shire_district= Tynedale
region= North East England
shire_county = Northumberland
constituency_westminster= Hexham
post_town= HEXHAM
postcode_district = NE48
postcode_area= NE
dial_code= 01434
os_grid_reference= NY625935

Kielder Village is a small settlement in Northumberland, England. Located at the head of Kielder Water and in the north west of Kielder Forest, the village is three miles from the Scottish border.

History

Early settlement around Kielder Castle, a hunting lodge built by the Duke of Northumberland in 1775. Previous settlements were expanded in the 1950s by the Forestry Commission who constructed housing to accommodate the workers employed in the planting of Kielder Forest. Most of this housing has now been sold back to the private sector.


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