Morpeth Courthouse

Building Morpeth Northumberland

Morpeth Courthouse

Building In Morpeth, Northumberland

A former courthouse, and gateway to a gaol, now a restaurant and apartments.

Just as you approach Morpeth town centre and next to the entrace of Carlisle Park, stands the Morpeth Courthouse. Built in 1822, it was designed by John Dobson in a medieval style.

John Dobson was a local architect born in North Shields and was responsible for designing over 150 buildings and developing the centre of Newcastle with Richard Grainger. Possibly his greatest achievement, however, was designing Newcastle Central Station which opened in 1850.

Morpeth Courthouse was originally part of a larger complex which incorporated the county gaol for Northumberland. The detention wings and other prison buildings were demolished in the late 1800s when a new police station was built.

The Courthouse remained in use as a Magistrates Court and County Court until 1980. The building was transformed into a nightclub in the 1980s, and is now a luxury apartment block.

Thanks to our historian Sandra for the write-up!

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