Ravensworth Castle (Nash House), Lamesley - Gateshead

Nash house of 1808 for Sir Thomas Liddell, completed by 1846 but now a ruin following extensive demolition in the 1950s. Urgent repairs were completed by the owners in 2015 following a condition survey commissioned by the Local Authority using Historic England grant-aid. An outline scope of works and costings for repair have also been produced. In-principle agreement with the owner to repair all of the designated heritage assets within the castle complex as ruins on a phased basis, beginning with the scheduled medieval remains.

Ravensworth Castle (Nash House), Lamesley - Gateshead
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: RAVENSWORTH CASTLE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1025151
  • Local Planning Authority: Gateshead
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house


  • Building Name: Ravensworth Castle (Nash House)
  • 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: Listed Building grade II*, CA