Gateshead's Ravensworth Castle
Tuesday 24th April 2012
The Castle has a rich, long history of families creating a large, cohesive country estate with a layered core of now ruinous castle and domestic buildings. It has a fascinating romantic allure, with one of the best preserved medieval fortifications in the county, strong ecological significance and a growing public awareness. It is in need of urgent works, and desperate for an agreed future.
North of England Civic Trust completed a conservation plan for the place in 2008, and Jules will illustrate some of the survey and research work carried out.