Heddon-on-the-Wall is a
village just outside Throckley, Northumberland, England, located on
Wall. Heddon-On-The-Wall is roughly nine miles form
the centre of Newcastle
Heddon-on-the-Wall was brought to the attention of the nation when
it was revealed in February, 2001 that the 2001 outbreak of
originated from a farm in the village. This severely affected
Heddon-on-the-Wall's primary industry which is agriculture
. Over the years however other
industries have existed in Heddon on the Wall. These include
fishing in the River Tyne
, coal mining, the quarrying
and brick making.
Heddon-on-the-Wall grew up around Hexham
Road, which until 1971 was the main road from Newcastle to Hexham.
A69 road bypassed Heddon-on-the-Wall which
runs from Newcastle to Carlisle passing
Hexham. Heddon-on-the-Wall benefits from its
proximity to the A69 but is more popular with retired people rather
than commuters due to its lack of a railway station, from which its
close neighbour Wylam
Heddon-on-the-Wall attracts tourists passing through on tours of
Hadrian’s Wall. Heddon-on-the-Wall contains the longest section on
unbroken wall at its original and planned width (most sections were
not built to the full width to save time and money).
Heddon-on-the-Wall has two public houses, The Three Tuns
and The Swan Inn
. The Swan Inn is popular with tourists
due to its proximity to Hadrian’s Wall.
Saint Andrews Church is located opposite the Swan Inn and parts of
it date back to 680 AD
(Saxon). The oldest parts of Saint Andrew's are still visible in
some of the walls of the chancel behind the choir stalls. The
original stone structure was built using recycled stone from
Hadrian’s Wall. Before Saint Andrews church was built it is
believed that the site was used for pagan ceremonies so the
location has always been of religious significance.