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LA SAGESSE SCHOOL, JESMOND TOWERS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: LA SAGESSE SCHOOL, JESMOND TOWERS

List entry Number: 1024954

Location

LA SAGESSE SCHOOL, JESMOND TOWERS, BEMERSYDE DRIVE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Newcastle upon Tyne

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Mar-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 304394

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History

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Details

NZ 26 NE NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE BEMERSYDE DRIVE (north side, off)

9/91 La Sagesse School, Jesmond Towers, (Formerly listed in 17.12.71 Jesmond Dene Road.)

G.V. II*

Large house, now school. Early C19, additions 1817 and 1823-7 by Dobson for Sir Thomas Burdon; enlarged 1869 by T. Oliver and 1884 by T.R. Spence for Charles Mitchell. Sandstone ashlar, with Welsh slate roofs to canted bays and graduated Lakeland slate roofs elsewhere. Irregular plan. Gothic style. 2 and 3 storeys, 9 irregular bays. Partly-glazed door recessed in Gothic porch with panelled ceiling; 4-light flanking windows with Y-tracery. 2 cusped lights to square-headed windows above, with tall panelled buttresses flanking entrance bay and ending in pinnacles. Pierced balustrade either side and central stepped parapet with coat of arms. A variety of canted, oriel and square bay windows with stone mullions, some also transomed, and some traceried; drip moulds, buttresses, parapets, some gabled with sloping battlements, some pierced. Gallery at left has high central parapet and corner turrets with large acanthus bud finials. 3-storey tower to rear has battlemented parapet. Interior shows stone-arched entrance hall with tiled floor; Gothic ashlar chimney piece and similar-style cast iron grate; vine and oak carving to corniced surrounds of billiard-room doors which have painted glass panels; high quality painted glass in other windows in billiard room, gallery and small sitting room at right end. The latter has finely-moulded stucco cornice and frieze with foliage patterns; painted dado in arts-and-crafts style. Stair in right part of house has delicate Gothic balustrade, with pendants to landing triple arch; and stucco Gothic-panelled soffits above doors. Gallery at left, built to display paintings, has top lights and end windows; ornate stucco frieze and cornice, panelled coved ceiling. Source: W.F. Dendy "An Account of Jesmond" Archaeologia Aeliana 3 I 173-4; Newcastle Daily Journal 16 January 1865; Tyne and Wear Archives Department T186/365, T186/10335.

Listing NGR: NZ2532967174

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Archaeologia Aeliana' in Archaeologia Aeliana - Third Series, , Vol. 1, (), 173-4
'Newcastle Daily Journal' in 16 January, (1865)

National Grid Reference: NZ 25491 67122

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