Lady Park

Lady Park Lodge, Ravensworth, Birtley area
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Reference Number:  GL003604
At one time, Ravensworth Castle was the oldest fortified house in Durham County but now all that remains of the Castle are the two towers – the rest of the castle was demolished in the 1950’s. From the 1920s it had been used as a girls school but for hundreds of years prior to that had been the home of the Liddell family. In its heyday the estate employed a fleet of servants including a woodcutter and coachman, all of whom were housed on the estate. More recently the house has been brought to public attention after being featured in the BBC programme Restoration.

see also
Ravensworth Castle

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