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Crawley, Northumberland

Historical Description

Crawley, a township in Eglingham parish, Northumberland, on the river Brearnish, 8 miles WNW of Alnwick, and About 1 mile from Hedgeley station on the N.E.R. Post town, Alnwick; money order and telegraph office, Glanton. Acreage, 323; population, 28. Crawley Tower is a fine specimen of a border peel tower, stands at the S end of a Roman camp, and commands a fine view of the Vale of Whittingham and the course of the Breamish. Several British and Saxon entrenchments are in the vicinity.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishEglingham 
Poor Law unionAlnwick 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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