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8237


Gateshead


Ravensworth Castle, stable block and gatehouses


Ravensworth


NZ25NW


Agriculture and Subsistence


Animal Shed


Stable


Early Modern


C19


Extant Building


Stables, arches and towers. Circa 1840. Coursed squared sandstone with ashlar dressings; roof of graduated Westmorland slate. Gothick style. Eastern gate house: spiked and studded double gate in buttressed double chamfered 4-centred arch flanked by octagonal towers of three storeys and one bay with lancet windows to ground and first floor. Later infill over gate has 3-light stone transomed and mullioned window with label mould; crenellated parapet on corbels; square towers set back have pyramidal Westmorland slate roofs. West elevation shows 4-light stone mullioned and transomed window and a corbelled parapet above arch. Octagonal clock tower over western arch entrance to stable block. Stable ranges around courtyard have stone mullioned and transomed windows, coped buttresses and Tudor arches; some original doors and stable fittings. Western range has square tower with pointed arches in upper stages and coped crenellated parapets at north-west corner. LISTED GRADE 2


2331


5917


NZ23315917



Department of National Heritage, List of Buildings of Special architectural or Historic Interest, 11/64; Gateshead Council, 1999, Conservation Area Policy Guidelines, Strategies and Character Statements, Ravensworth Conservation Area, pp 61-63; Northern Archaeological Associates, 2006, Ravensworth Castle, Gateshead; North of England Civic Trust, 2008, Ravensworth Castle, Gateshead, Conservation Plan

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