Keys to the Past

Court House (Morpeth)

Morpeth Court House. 
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Morpeth Court House. Photo by Harry Rowland.

The Court House was built in 1821 and designed by John Dobson. It was originally part of a much larger complex of the County Gaol, with its detention wings and associated accommodation. The early 18th century prison buildings were demolished at the end of the 19th century at which date the present police station was built. The Court House remained in use as a Magistrates Court and occasional County Court until 1980 when they transferred to Bedlington. It was designed to appear like a medieval castle. This is a Grade II* Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11546
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Morpeth

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