Tyne and Wear HER(13472): Ravensworth, lime tree and gate piers - Details
Ravensworth, lime tree and gate piers
To the south-east of the stable block is a large pollarded lime, some 5m in diameter, indicating a tree of at least 300 years old. To the east there are remains of some stone buildings and a fallen pair of stone gate piers, now overgrown by sycamore and ground flora. A bowl shaped hollow was once a pond. Building remains are scattered throughout the north-west section of the woodland. Undulating ground may be evidence of former industrial activity.
North of England Civic Trust, April 2008, Ravensworth Castle and Estate, Gateshead, Conservation Plan, Appendix A, page 89