Cute because a puppy’s nose, handsome because Clark Gable: is this the nicest marketplace town inside the acknowledged universe?
What’s opting for it? By all accounts, Hexham was because rough because a cat’s language inside instances of yore: 1,300 years ago you had the Vikings marauding plus stealing the abbey’s gold. Next it was the Scots. Next the Lancastrians. Next thing we learn, it’s a rum aged bunch called the Hexham Butchers. The past, round this throat of the woods, appears to be a succession of uprisings plus Market Square beheadings interspersed with a place of tanning plus hat-making (2 Hexham specialities). No question it had 1 of Britain’s initially purpose-built prisons, a stern 14th-century cube. However then, the Many Momentous Event In Hexham History happened. Country Life occurred. By that I mean it was called the nicest marketplace town inside the recognized universe inside the aforementioned periodical, about account of its delicious stone architecture, prime position inside the green Tyne Valley, friendly folk, independent spirit, delightful Moot Hall plus sprightly bookshops. Then time is separated into BCL plus ACL, as well as its grim history neatly filed beneath awfully picturesque.
The case against Nothing. Really. Country Life had it right down to a T. Hexham is because cute because a puppy’s nose, because handsome because Clark Gable. It does, maybe, have a surfeit of out-of-town supermarkets. However that’s me being actually snippety.
Well associated? Trains to Carlisle (hourly, 50-60 minutes), Newcastle (twice hourly, 41 minutes); synonymous instances driving. Hourly buses to Newcastle (50 minutes).
Schools Primaries: St Joseph’s RC Middle, St Mary’s RC First, Hexham Middle plus Hexham East First all “good”, Ofsted states, with Sele First “outstanding”. Secondaries: Queen Elizabeth High is “good”.
Hang out at… Bouchon Bistrot inside town. I’ve heard a good whisky at the Rat Inn, significant up inside Anick, is just the thing about a cold winter evening.
Where to buy The town’s speciality is fine stone property, incredibly inside the historical heart (receive because close to the abbey because humanly possible) as well as the roads from town. Nice terraces about Hellpool Lane. Poshest appear to be about plus off the Allendale Road, westwards, plus south from here up Causey Hill; additionally Elvaston. To the north, a wise blend about Leazes Lane plus east about plus off Dene Park.
Market values Huge detacheds, £400,000-£900,000. Detacheds, £200,000-£400,000. Semis, £90,000-£400,000. Terraces, £100,000-£330,000.
Bargain of the week Old stone barn inside Acomb, really outside Hexham, with planning permission for a three-bedroom house, £45,000, with Mike Anton & Associates.
From the streets
Penny Grennan “A beautiful arts scene: music, art, theater, festivals, as well as the persons of the town have the cinema. Get a pint of real ale inside the Tap & Spile, hearing to reside music.”
Jenny Cozens “Many music, painting groups, code groups, regarding six choirs as well as the well-known Hexham Debates. A fantastic spot to be a single girl. Best restaurant Bouchon; great pubs like the Rat as well as the Carts Bog.”
Sarah Kemp “Great charity stores!”
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