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Morpeth Castle (Morpeth)

Morpeth Castle (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
Morpeth Castle (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

Morpeth Castle was built between 1342 and 1349. The gatehouse and the curtain wall are the only remaining parts of the castle. It was restored 1858-60 by the Earl of Carlisle and was occupied until the 1960s after which vandals damaged it. In 1990 the gatehouse was repaired. Archaeological investigation at this point showed that much of the gatehouse had been rebuilt in the late 17th or 18th century. This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11532
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, The Gatehouse of Morpeth Castle, Northumberland 1987; NAPPER COLLERTON PTR
WATCHING BRIEF, Appendix: a small excavation - The Gatehouse of Morpeth Castle, Northumberland 1990; P Ryder
RECTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Morpeth Castle. Curtain walls 2001

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Morpeth


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