The Clock Tower (Morpeth)
This five-storey tower stands in Oldgate in the centre of Morpeth. It has thick walls and is built from squared and coursed sandstone blocks. The earliest reference to the building comes from 1659, and in 1802 it was used as the town lock-up. A map of 1826 shows the tower with an enclosure on the east. It was probably built from stone and masonry taken from the ruins of either Newminster Abbey or a gateway, which stood at the west end of Oldgate. This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)|
|Legal status:||Conservation area|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||BUILDING SURVEY, The Morpeth Clock Tower. An archaeological assessment 2000|
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Source of Reference
Local History of Morpeth
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