It is close to the Great North Road, on the line of the famous Roman road known as Ermine Street.
St. Mary's Church is mediaeval, but has fragments of Anglo-Saxon and Roman stonework built into the walls.
On the corner of Main Street and Great Lane is a most striking building. It was a stonemason's workshop, and has been decorated with fragments of tracery and other decoration from churches under restoration.
There is a well, sometimes called a holy well, built into a wall along the main street.
Near the church is the site of a mediaeval manor house.