A man has been arrested after the body of a woman was found in a home on the North Coast this morning.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were called to a home in Tullymorgan Road at Lawrence, about 35km north of Grafton, about 1am.

Police arrived to discover the body of a 58-year-old woman in a bedroom.

A crime scene was established and a 63-year-old man was arrested at the home.

He has been taken to Grafton Police Station where he assisted police with their inquiries.

A canvass of the neighbouring area will also be conducted throughout the day.