Powburn

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Powburn
Street scene in Powburn.jpg
Powburn
Powburn is located in Northumberland
Powburn
Powburn
Location within Northumberland
OS grid referenceNU065165
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNE66
Dialling code01665
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55°26′35″N 1°53′46″W / 55.443°N 1.896°W / 55.443; -1.896Coordinates: 55°26′35″N 1°53′46″W / 55.443°N 1.896°W / 55.443; -1.896

Powburn is a small village on the A697 in Northumberland, England about 8 miles (13 km) south of Wooler and 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Alnwick.

Landmarks[edit]

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.[1]

Crawley Tower

References[edit]

  1. ^ Road Guide to Northumberland and The Border. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Andrew Reid & Company, Limited. 1931. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

External links[edit]

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