Ravensworth Castle and park wall, The Green, Ravensworth - Richmondshire

Late C14, small roofless keep/gate tower and ruins of ancillary buildings together with impressive water defences later adapted to form water gardens. Much repointing and consolidation needed to all parts of the building. Significant parts of the standing remains, including the gate tower, are now at risk. A detailed record of the standing fabric has been completed.

Ravensworth Castle and park wall, The Green, Ravensworth - Richmondshire
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Ravensworth motte and bailey castle, water defence features, park pale and shrunken medieval village
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1013087
  • Local Planning Authority: Richmondshire
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Ravensworth Castle and park wall
  • Street Name: The Green
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • District / Borough: Richmondshire
  • Parish: Ravensworth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Richmond (Yorks)
  • Region: Yorkshire

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade I, part in CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1013087 and 1166522

Contact Details

Nicola Brown 01904 601985

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England