RAVENSWORTH CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1025190

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1967

Statutory Address: RAVENSWORTH CASTLE, CROSS LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: RAVENSWORTH CASTLE, CROSS LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Gateshead (Metropolitan Authority)

Parish: Lamesley

National Grid Reference: NZ 23272 59118

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Details

NZ 25 NW LAMESLEY CROSS LANE 11/63 (south side, off)

1.2.67 Ravensworth Castle

G.V. II*

2 eastern towers and fragments of curtain wall; dates given as C12 (Pevsner and Williamson); late C13 (Boyle); 1290 (Longstaff). C14 plan of 4 towers and curtain wall forming square enclosure with no keep; (compare Ford 1338, Chillingham 1344, Raby 1378) Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings. 3 storeys. Southern tower has elliptical-headed entrance in the north face, 4 lancet windows in west ground floor of late C13 type. North tower has mullioned and transomed window in first floor north face. Historical note: Ravensworth Castle was the property of the Fitz-Marmadukes; then in C14 and C15 of the Lumleys; then of the Gascoignes, from whom Thomas Liddell, a Newcastle merchant, bought it in 1607. It remained in the Liddell family until 1976. Sir Thomas Liddell, later Lord Ravensworth, demolished all but these towers of the house then standing. A scheduled ancient monument.

Listing NGR: NZ2327259118

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Legacy System number: 303829

Legacy System: LBS

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