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Morpeth in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
 

The Great Hall

 

—Warkworth Castle —

 
The Great Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2018
1. The Great Hall Marker
Inscription.
This is the largest room in the keep, rising to its full height. It was used not only for state banquets but also for holding court and the reception of important visitors, who might also be invited to dine with the Earl.

The illustration shows a banquet in the early 15th century, The Earl and his guests are seated at the high table on a dais at the far end. Above this was a gallery for minstrels and other entertainments.

Stairs from the wine cellar lead up to the small doorway in the far corner, so that wine could be brought directly to the Great Hall.

In the wall to your right there were originally two great windows. The far one had a stone table or sideboard in it, and the other was blocked by a fireplace which was inserted in the early 16th century.
 
Location. 55° 20.741′ N, 1° 36.706′ W. Marker is in Morpeth, England, in Northumberland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Castle Street and Wellfield, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Warkworth Castle in the village of Warkworth in the town of Morpeth. Marker is in this post office area: Morpeth, England NE65 0UJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chapel (a few steps
The Great Hall of Warkworth Castle image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2018
2. The Great Hall of Warkworth Castle
from this marker); Shilbottle War Memorial (approx. 5.8 kilometers away); Alnwick War Memorial (approx. 9.2 kilometers away); Robertson’s Pant (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Sir Henry Percy ‘Harry Hotspur’ (approx. 9.8 kilometers away); Sir Henry Percy Hotspur (approx. 9.8 kilometers away); Alnwick Quarters (approx. 9.9 kilometers away); Bosnian Army Gun (approx. 9.9 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. English Heritage - Warkworth Castle And Hermitage. (Submitted on November 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Warkworth Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
The Great Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2018
3. The Great Hall Marker
Warkworth Castle image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2018
4. Warkworth Castle
Warkworth Castle image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2018
5. Warkworth Castle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 10, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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