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Ravensworth, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ravensworth, a village and a township in Kirkby Ravensworth parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 5 miles NNW of Richmond. There is a post and money order office under Richmond; telegraph office, Richmond. Acreage, 1722; population, 254. The manor belongs to the Cradock family. A castle stood here before the Norman Conquest, was renovated or rebuilt as the residence of the Fitz-Hughes, and is now represented by some small remains.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishKirkby Ravensworth 
Poor Law unionRichmond 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ravensworth from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Ravensworth are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL11
Post TownRichmond