Ravensworth Castle

 Ravensworth Castle, Ravensworth Castle Estate, 1919
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  1919
Reference Number:  GL003729
Item Description:  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.

Henry Liddell (-1903) the Right Hon The Earl of Ravensworth.
Past President of the Institution of Naval Architects

Photographer:  Unwin Brothers Limited, London
Date:  Date Unknown
Reference Number:  GL000058


Just for fun this pic is upside down

 Library, Ravensworth Castle, c1912
Photographer:  Dickinson, T.H.
Date:  C1912
Reference Number:  GL003750

Lodge at main entrance, Ravensworth Castle c1912
Photographer:  Dickinson, T.H.
Date:  C1912
Reference Number:  GL003589

Ravensworth Castle, Clock Tower, Ravensworth Castle Estate.
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  C1971
Reference Number:  GL003652

Highland Display, Northern Command Tattoo, Ravensworth Castle
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  1936
Reference Number:  GL003614

Burnside Cottage, Ravensworth Estate, c1890
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  C1890
Reference Number:  GL003597

Coxclose Lodge, Ravensworth Castle Estate.
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  C1890
Reference Number:  GL003765

Head Gardeners Cottage, Ravensworth Castle Estate, c1890
Photographer:  Unknown
Date:  C1890
Reference Number:  GL003766

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