History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
A survivor is the parish church of St Mary the Virgin. This fine 14th century building stands about a mile from the centre of Morpeth. In the churchyard is the grave of suffragette Emily Davison, who famously died after being trampled by a racehorse at the 1913 Derby races.
Famous architects had a hand in Morpeth's development; the Town Hall was built to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh, and the town bridge was built by Thomas Telford.
On Bridge Street is Morpeth Chantry, one of just five surviving medieval bridge chapels in England. This intriguing building has been a chapel, a mineral water works, school, a cholera hospital, and a museum.
Address: Morpeth, Northumberland, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: NZ 2027 8586
Photo Credit: Tim Glover, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Morpeth Castle - 0.2 miles (Castle)
North Northumberland Heritage Coast - 0.9 miles (Countryside)
Whalton Manor Garden - 5.1 miles (Garden)
Belsay Castle - 8.3 miles (Castle)
Belsay Hall and Garden - 8.4 miles (Historic House)
Seaton Delaval Hall - 9.4 miles (Historic House)
Brinkburn Priory - 9.7 miles (Abbey)
Wallington Hall - 10.8 miles (Historic House)
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