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The Clock Tower, Morpeth

Description: The Clock Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 August 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 238760

OS Grid Reference: NZ1976885952
OS Grid Coordinates: 419768, 585952
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1675, -1.6912

Location: Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1QF

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

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bell tower or clock tower, 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 1986

24/271 The Clock Tower

GV 11*

Belfry and clock tower; ground floor formerly used as lock-up. Probably early
C17 re-using earlier masonry. Top floor added 1705. Squared stone. 3 storeys,
70 ft. high by 25 ft.square.

East side has 2-leaf boarded door in Tudor-arched surround. 1st floor string.
1st floor has round-arched recess and above that an inscription recording
repairs in 1760. Clock on second floor. On 3rd floor, round-headed louvred
bell openings in roll-moulded surrounds with moulded impost blocks and keystones.
Cornice and parapet with moulded coping. Small stone figures in Cl8 dress stand
on the corners.

West side has outside stone steps to 1st floor and the small cusped head of a
C14 window.

Listing NGR: NZ1976885952

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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