Keys to the Past

Race Course (Morpeth)

This was the site of Morpeth racecourse, established in 1730. It is shown on a town plan of 1796. There is no evidence of any associated buildings, such as a grandstand. In the 19th century races were held four days in each year in the first week of September. Large parts of the course can still be seen.

Reference number:N11197
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Morpeth


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