Place:Morpeth, Northumberland, England

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NameMorpeth
TypeTown
Coordinates55.167°N 1.683°W
Located inNorthumberland, England
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Morpeth is the county town of Northumberland, England. It is situated on the River Wansbeck which flows east through the town. The town is from the A1, which bypasses it. Since 1981, it has been the administrative centre of the County of Northumberland. In the 2001 census the town had a population of 13,833. Nearby villages include Mitford and Pegswood. Though there is a popular etymology that the name refers to some unspecified murder, a more likely etymology is 'Moorpath'.

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