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The Devil's Causeway passes through the village and continues north under the A697 road crossing the River Till. The causeway is a Roman road which starts at Portgate on Hadrian's Wall, north of Corbridge, and extends 55 miles (89 km) northwards across Northumberland to the mouth of the River Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
By the roadside a stiff half-mile eastwards from Powburn is Crawley Tower, a fine medieval Border pele. The fortification is a strong one (its defensive ditch is still imposing) and probably guarded the crossing, near the former Hedgeley Railway Station, of the Breamish by the Devil's Causeway.
- Road Guide to Northumberland and The Border. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Andrew Reid & Company, Limited. 1931.
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