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Catchburn Township, 1848

Catchburn Farm is located by the southern edge of Morpeth, by the Catch Burn (stream). In the past Catchgate was a more extensive administrative area, which incorporated Morpeth Castle, Park-House, and Stobhill.

CATCHBURN, a township, in the parish and union of Morpeth, E. division of Castle ward, S. division of Northumberland, 1½ mile (S. by E.) from Morpeth; containing, with Morpeth Castle, Park-House, and Stobhill, 145 inhabitants. At this place, which is situated on the east of the great road, Roger de Merlay, the second, built an hospital dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, probably for the use of wayfaring people, and which is mentioned in a deed of the year 1282. An inquest taken after the death of Ralph, Lord Greystock, in the 17th of Edward II., enumerates its advowson among his possessions; and John, Lord Greystock, in 1346, ordained by will that it should be given, with all its goods and ornaments, to a chaplain. There are no remains.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
Morpeth Town Council Area
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View from a Newcastle-Edinburgh train - farmland near Catchburn

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The A197 south of Morpeth

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Well at Catchburn
- "This well is titled in early mapping of the area. It is unknown whether this is artificial or a natural, but enhanced, spring. Either of these possibilities could have supplied …

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