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Ravensworth Castle, Lamesley

Description: Ravensworth Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 303829

OS Grid Reference: NZ2327259118
OS Grid Coordinates: 423272, 559118
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9262, -1.6384

Location: Lamesley, Gateshead NE11 0HN

Locality: Lamesley
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE11 0HN

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There is also a scheduled monument, Ravensworth Quadrangular Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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