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Ravensworth Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lamesley, Gateshead

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Latitude: 54.9262 / 54°55'34"N

Longitude: -1.6384 / 1°38'18"W

OS Eastings: 423272

OS Northings: 559118

OS Grid: NZ232591

Mapcode National: GBR KC0G.2W

Mapcode Global: WHC3X.TF0V

Plus Code: 9C6WW9G6+FJ

Entry Name: Ravensworth Castle

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025190

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303829

Location: Lamesley, Gateshead, NE11

County: Gateshead

Civil Parish: Lamesley

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Lamesley

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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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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