Ravenser Odd

Has been described as a Rejected Urban Defence

There are no visible remains

NameRavenser Odd
Alternative NamesRavensere; Ald Ravenser; Ravensburgh; Ravensspurn
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityHumberside
Civil Parish

'Grant, for a term of two years, to the bailiffs and good men of the town of Ravensere, of murage for the repair of their quay, overthrown by the violence of the sea.' (CPR p. 281 Dated 6 October 1310)

Gatehouse Comments

Although a grant of murage clearly not for fortification (There was a slight tendency for court scribes to use the term 'murage' as a general term for market surtaxes - quayage is clearly what was intended). The town and port of no little importance in the C14, on the end of Spurn point, has long been lost to coastal erosion.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTA410100
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Calculate Print


  • English, Barbara, 1991, 'Ravenser Odd' in Davis, B.L. (ed), The Yorkshire Coast (University of Hull, Normandy Press)
  • Allison, K.J. (ed), 1984, VCH Yorkshire: East Riding Vol. 5 p. 68
  • Sheppard, T., 1912, The Lost Towns of the Yorkshire Coast p. 71-2, 90-96
  • Poulson, G., 1841, The History and Antiquities of the Seigniory of Holderness Vol. 2 p. 534-40 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1894, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward II (1307-13) Vol. 1 p. 281 online copy
  • - < >Also see the Gatehouse murage pages for full details of murage [grants > http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/murage/murindex.html], [petitions > http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/murage/mupindex.html ] and [other such > http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/murage/muaindex.html]. < >