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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1155642



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Northumberland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Morpeth

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Aug-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 238706

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24/221 and 25/221 Morpeth Castle

11.8.50 I

Castle gatehouse, stables and curtain wall. Probably founded C13 and some curtain walling may be of this date. Gateway C14 extensively restored C17 and in 1857-8 for the Earl of Carlisle. Squared stone.

Gatehouse: 3 storeys. Moulded plinth. Tudor carriage arch with multi-moulded surround and hoodmould. To left a small C14 window with cusped head. To right a restored looplight. Two 2-light C19 windows with cusped heads to lights,on 1st floor and one on second floor. C19 parapet and corner turrets on close-set triple-step corbels. Gabled roof with end stacks set behind parapet. Pointed tunnel-vaulted passageway containing 2 doorways with Tudor-arched surrounds.

C19 stables attached to rear. Ashlar. Tudor-Gothic style. Single storey, 5 bays.

Extensive remains of curtain wall patched and rebuilt at many different periods.

Town Trail for Morpethians: A.H. Tweddle. Morpeth Information Centre, 1985.

Listing NGR: NZ2002185504

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Tweddle, A H , Town Trail for Morpethians, (1985)

National Grid Reference: NZ 20015 85519


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