Ravensworth Castle, Yorkshire

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Ravensworth Castle

North Riding

Ravensworth Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2380905.jpg
Location: 54°27’35"N, 1°47’3"W
Village: Ravensworth
Built Late 14th century
Condition: ruined

Ravensworth Castle is a ruined 14th-century castle in the village of Ravensworth, in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

The castle is surrounded by a dry moat.[1] 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.[2][3]

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.[1] In 1391 he enclosed 200 acres around the castle, creating a park.[3] The castle started to be pulled down in the 16th century, and the stone was used for other buildings in the area.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Pettifer, Adrian (2002), English Castles: A Guide by Counties, Boydell & Brewer, ISBN 0-85115-782-3  p. 295
  2. National Heritage List England no. 1166522: Ravensworth Castle and Park Wall (Historic England)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Page, pp. 88–89