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
© Historic England

Site Details

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

Location

    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