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Longridge Tower, Horncliffe

Description: Longridge Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 237907

OS Grid Reference: NT9581649948
OS Grid Coordinates: 395816, 649948
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7429, -2.0682

Location: Horncliffe, Northumberland TD15 2JX

Locality: Horncliffe
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: TD15 2JX

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Listing Text


NT 94 NE
(South side, off)
6/54 Longridge Tower

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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