Tower In Morpeth, Northumberland
Charming working clock in the town centre of Morpeth.
Standing at over 18m (60ft) high, the Morpeth clock tower was constructed between the years 1604 - 1632.
It is constructed of medieval stone which may make it look older than it actually is. The stone may have come from a gatehouse that previously stood at the west end of Oldgate or from the ruined Newminster Abbey.
The tower has served a number of purposes including a gaol and also a meat store.
A belfry was built in 1706 to accommodate a peal of six bells that were originally intended for the Parish Church of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
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The clock tower is situated at the end of the high street.
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
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