LONGRIDGE TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1154722
Date first listed:
22-Dec-1969
Statutory Address:
LONGRIDGE TOWER, A698

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Location

Statutory Address:
LONGRIDGE TOWER, A698

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Horncliffe
National Grid Reference:
NT9581649948

Details

NT 94 NE 6/54 22.12.69

HORNCLIFFE A698 (off) (South side, off) Longridge Tower

II

Country house, now school. c.1876 by J.C. and C.A. Buckler for Sir Hubert Jerningham. Sandstone ashlar, roofs not visible. Tudor style. A large mansion on irregular plan. 2 storeys with 3-storey tower to right. An asymmetric and very freely composed 7-bay facade. 4th bay has large rib- vaulted porte-cochere with multi-moulded Tudor arches, battlements, and octagonal pinnacles at the corners with ogee caps. Above and behind this a large mullioned-and-transomed oriel on moulded corbel. This bay projects and is embattled with corbelled-out higher embattled turrets. Elsewhere large mullioned-and-transomed windows. Bays flanking entrance are very narrow with tall ground-floor windows of 2 transoms. Left bay has an embattled single-storey bay window with well-carved heraldic crest above. lst-floor string; cornice below moulded parapet with octagonal angle turrets, some of them embattled and some doubling as chimneys. The tower recessed on right return has large and complex buttresses; small windows; Jerningham crest on 1st floor. Very large service wings to rear.

Interior: Entrance hall has imperial stair with twisted wrought-iron balusters and twisted stone newels. Stone centrepiece has Tudor arch beneath and stone balustrade above with trefoiled arches.

Great hall has 2 large Tudor arches and false hammer-beam roof with grotesque heads on the ends of the beams.

Source: The Liddell Family and Richard Grainger and his Descendants: pamphlet in Northumberland Records Office.

Listing NGR: NT9581649948

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
237907
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/15469/03
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