|Alt names||Morpeth-Castle||source: alternate name|
|Catchburn||source: hamlet in parish|
|Parkhouses||source: hamlet in parish|
|Stobhill||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Township, Civil parish|
|Located in||Northumberland, England|
|See also||Morpeth, Northumberland, England||ancient parish in which it was a township|
|Castle Ward, Northumberland, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Morpeth Rural, Northumberland, England||rural district of which it was part 1894-1935|
|Morpeth, Northumberland, England||municipal borough into which it was partly absorbed in 1935|
|Hepscott, Northumberland, England||civil parish into which it was partly absorbed in 1935|
- source: Family History Library Catalog
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Morpeth Castle from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "MORPETH-CASTLE, a township in Morpeth parish, Northumberland; within Morpeth [parliamentary] borough. It contains the site of Morpeth castle and the hamlets of Catchburn, Parkhouses, and Stobhill. Acres: 1,491. Population: 180. Houses: 37."
Morpeth Castle was a township of some 1400 acres in the ancient parish of Morpeth stretching southeast from the centre of the borough. It became a separate civil parish in 1866 and from 1894 it was part of Morpeth Rural District. In 1935 Morpeth Castle civil parish was abolished and the area was absorbed split between Morpeth (which was a municipal borough) and the parish of Hepscott located to the west. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)
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