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Morpeth, a town in Northumberland, on the Wansbeck, 16 miles west of Newcastle. The principal buildings are the parish church (14th century); the town-house, designed by Vanbrugh and restored in 1870; and the King Edward VI. grammar school, rebuilt in 1859. Tanning, flannel-making, and brewing are the chief industries. By the first Reform Bill Morpeth lost one of its members.