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© Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB

IoE Number: 303829
Photographer: Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB
Date Photographed: 17 July 2000
Date listed: 01 February 1967
Date of last amendment: 01 February 1967
Grade II*

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NZ 25 NWLAMESLEYCROSS LANE11/63(south side, off)1.2.67Ravensworth Castle

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.

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