A6079 road

The A6079 is a road in Northumberland, northern England, that runs eight miles (13 km) from Hexham to the A68 road. The road begins off the A69 road to the north of Hexham, before passing the villages of Acomb and Wall before meeting the B6318 road just to the south of Chollerford - unusually, traffic on the A6079 must give way to the traffic on the B6318, despite the fact that "A"-roads are more important than "B"-roads. The A6079 continues through the village of Chollerton, and terminates at its junction with the A68 road to Edinburgh, nine miles (14 km) north-west of Corbridge.

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Acomb, Northumberland

Acomb is a village in the south of Northumberland, England. The population at the 2001 Census was 1,184 increasing to 1,268 at the 2011 Census. It is situated to the north of Hexham, not far from the junction of the A69 road and A6079 road. The name is Anglo-Saxon Old English acum, 'at the oak trees'. The traditional pronunciation of the name is "Yeckam".

Border Counties Bridge

Border Counties Bridge was a 19th-century railway bridge across the River Tyne just west of Hexham, Northumberland, England. The bridge used to carry the Border Counties Railway over the River Tyne at Border Counties Junction with the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.


Chollerford is a village in Northumberland, England. It is situated approximately four miles (seven km) to the north of Hexham (via the A6079 road) on the B6318 road, not far from Hadrian's Wall. There is a roundabout in the village where the B6318 and B6320 roads meet, and the traffic light-controlled Chollerford Bridge crosses the River North Tyne. Beside the river is The George Hotel (a Coast & Country Hotel, part of the Shearings Hotels portfolio)


Chollerton is a village in Northumberland, England, on the A6079 road about six miles (10 km) to the north of Hexham, on the River North Tyne. Nearby villages include Low Brunton and Humshaugh. The village has a fine example of a mounting block standing at the churchyard gate.The church, built around the 12th Century from local stone quarried from nearby. dedicated to Saint Giles, is noteworthy for the four large Roman columns built into its south aisle. These are believed to have been brought from the Roman fort of Chesters a couple of miles downstream.

Chollerton is also a registration sub-district in Northumberland; its population in 1851 was 5024 people.The etymology of the name Chollerton is uncertain; possibly it is from the Old English "Ceolferth's tun" but more likely it meant "tun by Ceolan ford or Ceolford", if so "Ceolford" meant "Ceola's ford" (i.e. modern Chollerford).

Constantius Bridge

Constantius Bridge is a modern concrete bridge across the River Tyne about 1 mile (2 km) west of Hexham, Northumberland, England. The bridge carries the A69 road over the River Tyne and forms part of the Hexham bypass.


Cooklaw is a small settlement in Northumberland, England. It is near the A6079 road and the River North Tyne.

Corbridge Bridge

Corbridge Bridge is a 17th-century stone bridge across the River Tyne at Corbridge, Northumberland, England.

The bridge used to carry the A68 road over the River Tyne, but since the opening of the Hexham bypass (A69) the A68 now crosses by the Styford Bridge, 3 miles (5 km) downstream of Corbridge. It is listed as a Grade I building by Historic England.

Hexham Bridge

Hexham Bridge is a road bridge in Northumberland, England linking Hexham with the North Tyne valley. It lies north of the town of Hexham and is the main access to the A69 bypass.

Hexham Old Bridge

Hexham Old Bridge was an 18th-century stone bridge across the River Tyne at Hexham, Northumberland, England, and was located about 1 mile (2 km) upstream of the present Hexham Bridge.

A roads in Zone 6 of the Great Britain road numbering scheme

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