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HODS 2018: Buildings & Tours

13 Sep - 16 Sep 2018

HODS 2018: Buildings & Tours

 part of Morpeth Heritage Open Days 2018 programme coordinated by GMDT

Collingwood House

Oldgate, Morpeth, NE61 1QF

Thursday 13 September Noon to 4pm, Friday 14 September Noon to 4pm

Admiral Lord Collingwood was Nelson’s second-in-command at the Battle of Trafalgar and spent long periods of time away at sea but this Georgian house in Morpeth was where his family lived. Although his visits home were rare, he wrote fondly of his time spent here in Morpeth. This house is now the Presbytery of St Robert’s R.C. Church which will be open at the same time. No booking required.

Morpeth Town Treasures

Town Hall, Market Place, Morpeth, NE61 1LZ

Thursday 13 September 2pm to 4pm

Visit the Mayor's Parlour and the Council Chamber to see displays of Morpeth's treasures, including the silver mace from 1604 - the oldest working civic mace in the country, cannon balls from the 1644 siege of Morpeth Castle and the Town Hutch from 1513. Also the scold’s bridle (or ‘branks’) which was given to gossips or scolding wives! The Mayor of Morpeth Cllr. Jack Gebhard will be in attendance.

Bothal Castle

Bothal Village, Morpeth, NE61 6SL.

Saturday 15 September 1.30pm to 4pm

Informal tours of the grounds of Bothal Castle to reveal the history of one of Northumberland's less well known strongholds. There is no entry to the Castle which is privately occupied. Tours will be led by Barry Mead, local historian and archaeologist.

Cresswell Pele Tower Archaeology Open Day

Cresswell, NE61 5JT

Sunday 16 September 11am to 3.30pm

A chance to see what new finds have been made at this site. No booking required. Half hour tours  with Barry Mead. Refreshments in Village Hall.