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The Town Hall, Morpeth

Description: The Town Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 August 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 238734

OS Grid Reference: NZ1981185933
OS Grid Coordinates: 419811, 585933
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1673, -1.6905

Location: Newgate Street, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1LZ

Locality: Morpeth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 1LZ

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Listing Text

NZ 1985 (South side)

24/246 The Town Hall


Town hall. Originally built 1714 by Vanbrugh for the Earl of Carlisle.
Rebuilt with facsimile facade by R.J. Johnson after a fire in 1869. Ashlar
facade, brick to rear. Lakeland slate roof. Baroque style. 2-storey, 3-bay
centre flanked by 3-storey, 1-bay towers.

Entirely rusticated, the rustication breaking around openings to form voussoirs.
Arcaded ground floor with round arches filled with elaborate wrought-iron
grilles and gates. On 1st floor large 24-pane sashes in moulded segment-headed
windows with keystones. Centre section is pedimented. Towers each have massive
upper storey with open round arches and pediments on each side. Hipped roof
with corniced ridge stacks.

Interior is by Johnson in early C18 style including an imposing open-well stair
and a large lst-floor panelled room across the front of the building.

Listing NGR: NZ1981185933

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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