MORPETH CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1155642
Date first listed:
11-Aug-1950
Statutory Address:
MORPETH CASTLE, CASTLE WALK

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Location

Statutory Address:
MORPETH CASTLE, CASTLE WALK

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Morpeth
National Grid Reference:
NZ 20015 85519

Details

MORPETH CASTLE WALK NZ 1985 and NZ 2085

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
238706
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/00764/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David J Wilkinson. Source Historic England Archive
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