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Morpeth Point Dean Forest 1818.

Morpeth Point

Morpeth Point

Morpeth Point is mentioned by Leonard Clark in connection with Chestnuts Wood near Littledean in his book 'A Fool in the Forest'.

Can anyone add any more information?, does the stone still exist?. What does the date (1818) signify?

Robin Phelps added (Sept 2009): "Checking out Morpeth Point on the Internet, it appears that fox hunting has been in existence since 1818 in Morpeth (Northumberland). Morpeth also hosts point-to-point racing. Maybe this is where "point" originates. No idea what a marker referring to this activity is doing in the Forest. Perhaps a horse or rider was from the area or has family connections".

Danny Haines added (Sept 2009): "We always knew the top of Chestnuts wood at Greenway, Littledean as Morpeth point. There were the remains of old brick buildings there in the 1950's when of course the Chestnuts had been cleared and replanted".

Near to New Fancy Viewpoint is a Forest boundary stone inscribed with: "1847, 473 acres, Middleridge Enclosure, Morpeth Crown Commissioner".

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