Snods Edge

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Snods Edge
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Snod's Edge Football Field
Grid reference: NZ065525
Location: 54°52’1"N, 1°54’-0"W
Post town: Consett
Postcode: DH8
Local Government
Council: Northumberland

Snods Edge is a small hamlet in southern Northumberland, about four miles from Consett (which stands across the river in County Durham). The name is thought locally to have been derived from "snow's edge", referring to the hamlet's close proximity to the Pennine Hills.[1]


The majority of the buildings date from the 19th Century, and the church from 1835 when centre of the parish of Shotley Low Quarter was moved from St Andrew's chapel on Kiln Pit Hill to the new site.[2] The parish itself, now known as Shotley St John, is within the deanery of Corbridge in the Diocese of Newcastle.

Big Society

The parish church is dedicated to St John, and has a church hall with it which formerly served as a village school.

The village has a football field.


Snods Edge hosts a number of events each year for the parish, including an art exhibition, at which local artists may display their paintings.

Other events include weekly Sunday teas where members of the parish and the local Women's Institute cook home-made products such as cakes and sandwiches.

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