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Latitude: 55.1636 / 55°9'48"N
Longitude: -1.6874 / 1°41'14"W
OS Eastings: 420015
OS Northings: 585519
OS Grid: NZ200855
Mapcode National: GBR J8NQ.HT
Mapcode Global: WHC2R.1GRW
Entry Name: Morpeth Castle
Listing Date: 11 August 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1155642
English Heritage Legacy ID: 238706
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61
Civil Parish: Morpeth
Built-Up Area: Morpeth
Traditional County: Northumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland
Church of England Parish: Morpeth
Church of England Diocese: Newcastle
MORPETH CASTLE WALK
NZ 1985 and NZ 2085
24/221 and 25/221 Morpeth Castle
Castle gatehouse, stables and curtain wall. Probably founded C13 and some
curtain walling may be of this date. Gateway C14 extensively restored C17 and
in 1857-8 for the Earl of Carlisle. Squared stone.
Gatehouse: 3 storeys. Moulded plinth. Tudor carriage arch with multi-moulded
surround and hoodmould. To left a small C14 window with cusped head. To right
a restored looplight. Two 2-light C19 windows with cusped heads to lights,on
1st floor and one on second floor. C19 parapet and corner turrets on close-set
triple-step corbels. Gabled roof with end stacks set behind parapet. Pointed
tunnel-vaulted passageway containing 2 doorways with Tudor-arched surrounds.
C19 stables attached to rear. Ashlar. Tudor-Gothic style. Single storey, 5
Extensive remains of curtain wall patched and rebuilt at many different periods.
Town Trail for Morpethians: A.H. Tweddle. Morpeth Information Centre, 1985.
Listing NGR: NZ2002185504
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