Borough of Castle Morpeth
Shown within Northumberland
Shown within Northumberland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth East England
Administrative countyNorthumberland
Founded1 April 1974
Abolished1 April 2009
Admin. HQMorpeth
 • TypeCastle Morpeth Borough Council
 • Leadership:Alternative – Sec.31
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code35UE
Ethnicity98.1% White

Castle Morpeth was a local government district and borough in Northumberland, England. Its administrative centre was the town of Morpeth.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the borough of Morpeth and Morpeth Rural District, along with part of Castle Ward Rural District.

The district council was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England effective from 1 April 2009 with responsibilities being transferred to Northumberland County Council, a unitary authority.

Settlements and parishes

The district includes the settlements and parishes of (towns highlighted in bold):


Castle Morpeth is located along the vital East Coast Main Line rail artery stretching from London to Edinburgh. The rail line offers services to other major intermediate cities such as Newcastle and Peterborough.


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Irene Brumwell became the last Mayor of Castle Morpeth Borough as structural changes to local government in England effective on 1 April 2009 abolished the borough.

Coordinates: 55°09′15″N 1°41′14″W / 55.15417°N 1.68722°W / 55.15417; -1.68722