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Beacon Hill

Also known as: Beacon Hill Landing Ground / RFC Beacon Hill / Morpeth
County: Northumberland
Current Status: Farmland
Date: October 1916 - April 1917 (relinquished)
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RFC
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: Fighter

Various fighter types of No 36 Squadron had Beacon Hill available to them as a Home Defence landing ground during World War One for a relatively short period. Longhorsley replaced this airfield during 1917.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 30/11/2018):

  • Beacon Hill Farm Holiday Cottages
  • Netherwitton Parish Council

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 36 Sqn

Photograph of the plaque at Beacon Hill, 2018. Courtesy of Alun and Christopher Moore.



Plan of Beacon Hill. The numbers indicate the fields requisitioned. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Home Defence Flight Station(s):

Ashington / Seaton Carew (Landplane) / Usworth (Hylton)

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