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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025190
English Heritage Legacy ID: 303829
Location: Lamesley, Gateshead, NE11
Civil Parish: Lamesley
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear
Church of England Parish: Lamesley
Church of England Diocese: Durham
Tagged with: Quadrangular castle
NZ 25 NW LAMESLEY CROSS LANE
11/63 (south side, off)
1.2.67 Ravensworth Castle
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
Listing NGR: NZ2327259118
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