Ravensworth Castle, Cross Lane, Lamesley - Gateshead

Medieval castle of which two C14 corner towers and part of its curtain wall survive in poor condition, as well as associated archaeological deposits. Urgent repairs were completed by the owners in 2015 following a condition survey commissioned by the Local Authority using Historic England grant-aid. A detailed repair scheme for the medieval castle remains has been prepared, and contractors appointed by the owners to implement this. This work will be phased over 5 years, and is due to start in 2018.

Ravensworth Castle, Cross Lane, Lamesley - Gateshead
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Ravensworth quadrangular castle
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1016975
  • Local Planning Authority: Gateshead
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Ravensworth Castle
  • Street Name: Cross Lane
  • County: Tyne and Wear
  • District / Borough: Gateshead
  • Parish: Lamesley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Blaydon
  • Region: North East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*, LB grade II, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1016975 and 1025190