Ravensworth  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ravensworth like this:

RAVENSWORTH, a township in Chester-le-Street parish, Durham; on the river Team, opposite Gateshead fell, 4 miles S W by S of Gateshead. Acres, 730. Real property, £1,061. Pop., 138. Houses, 28. The manor belonged to the Lumleys; passed, through the Gascoignes and others, to the Liddels; and gave them, in 1727, the title of Baron. ...

R. Castle is Lord Ravensworth's seat; was rebuilt in 1808, after designs by Nash; retains twotowers of the previous edifice; is in a mixed style of Gothic and Tudor architecture; includes a hall 100 feetlong, 35 feet wide, and 50 feet high; and contains some Flemish tapestry, many fine old cabinets, and some good paintings. The shaft of an ancient cross is on the lawn, near the castle.

Ravensworth through time

Ravensworth is now part of Gateshead district. Click here for graphs and data of how Gateshead has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ravensworth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ravensworth, in Gateshead and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd October 2019

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