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Morpeth Castle, Morpeth

Description: Morpeth Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 August 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 238706

OS Grid Reference: NZ2001585519
OS Grid Coordinates: 420015, 585519
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1636, -1.6874

Location: Castle Walk, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2PP

Locality: Morpeth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 2PP

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There is also a scheduled monument, Motte and Bailey Castle on Haw Hill, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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