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Morpeth Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Morpeth, Northumberland

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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

Plus Code: 9C7W5877+C3

Entry Name: Morpeth Castle

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238706

Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

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

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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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