Ravensworth Castle, Yorkshire
|Built Late 14th century|
The castle is surrounded by a dry moat. Constructed of sandstone and faced with ashlar, the remaining structure consists of a three-storey tower attached to a gatehouse, with further wall and tower fragments.
Ravensworth Castle and Park Wall are Grade I listed. The castle and nearby earthworks have been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
There may have been a castle at Ravensworth from Norman times, although the remaining parts of Ravensworth Castle date from the late 14th century, when it belonged to Henry, 1st Baron FitzHugh. In 1391 he enclosed 200 acres around the castle, creating a park. The castle started to be pulled down in the 16th century, and the stone was used for other buildings in the area.
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