Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

RAVENSWORTH CASTLE, DURHAM


RAVENSWORTH CASTLE, DURHAM
Ravensworth Castle, © Peter Maddison and licensed for reuse under cc-by-sa/2.0

Two square towers, 30 feet high, and fragments of curtain wall remain of what is thought to have been a late 13th or 14th century quadrangular castle with a tower in each corner connected by a curtain wall. A house was erected within the walls in 1724 but it was demolished prior to the erection of the second house in 1808. The majority of this house was demolished in 1953.


Photo ©Peter Maddison Photo ©Peter Maddison

 

Directions
Off the A692, 2 miles south west of Gateshead

 



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