Keys to the Past

All Saints Chantry (Morpeth)

Morpeth Chantry. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Morpeth Chantry. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

This building was a chantry built in the 13th century. The outer walls and part of the belfry can still be seen. It was later used as school, and in 152 it became the `Free Grammar School of King Edward VI'. It stayed in this building until 1859. The building is now used as a tourist information centre and also houses a Museum of Bagpipes. It is a Grade I Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11533
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):MANAGEMENT SURVEY, Morpeth Chantry: Conservation Management Plan 2004; Page\Park Architects
TIMBER SAMPLING, The Chantry: tree-ring analysis 2009; English Heritage
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT, Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme Heritage Statement (Listed Building Consent and Conservation Area Consent applications) 2013; The Environment Agency

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Source of Reference
Local History of Morpeth

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