Keys to the Past

Local History

Morpeth (Northumberland)

View over Morpeth rooftops.
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1984.
View over Morpeth rooftops. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1984.

River Wansbeck in Morpeth.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
River Wansbeck in Morpeth. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Morpeth town from the air. Copyright Tim Gates, 2003.
Morpeth town from the air. Copyright Tim Gates, 2003.

The historic town of Morpeth stands on the River Wansbeck in the south of Northumberland. Its position as a crossing-point over the river has meant that the area has long been occupied. However, there are few remains from prehistory. The earliest evidence

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