The village of Stocksfield is part of the Parish of Broomley and Stocksfield and is located on the south bank of the River Tyne, on the A 695 approximately 15 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne and 8 miles east of Hexham.
The history of the area is well documented in 'A pleasant Retreat' by Robert Browell and Dennis Harding. It is known that there was some pre-Roman, Roman and Norman settlement in the area and that in common with many settlements the village had times of growth and times of decline. Mining and some metal working took place in the area but it was the arrival of the railway in 1834 that really sparked the growth of the village. This continued into the 20th century and it has increasingly become a dormitory settlement for Tyneside.
According to the 2011 census the Parish of Broomley and Stocksfield consists of approximately 1275 households and a population of just under 3,000 residents; there has been very little change in this over the previous 10 years. Of these households over 80% are privately owned with the majority of the rest either rented privately or from housing associations. More information on Stocksfield and its surrounding area can be found at the web site of the Broomley and Stocksfield Parish Council.