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The Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Morpeth, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1673 / 55°10'2"N

Longitude: -1.6905 / 1°41'25"W

OS Eastings: 419811

OS Northings: 585933

OS Grid: NZ198859

Mapcode National: GBR J8MP.SG

Mapcode Global: WHC2R.0D80

Entry Name: The Town Hall

Listing Date: 22 August 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1042730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238734

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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Listing Text

MORPETH MARKET PLACE
NZ 1985 (South side)

24/246 The Town Hall

GV II


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

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