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Longridge Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Horncliffe, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.7429 / 55°44'34"N

Longitude: -2.0682 / 2°4'5"W

OS Eastings: 395816

OS Northings: 649948

OS Grid: NT958499

Mapcode National: GBR G201.15

Mapcode Global: WH9YJ.6XD9

Entry Name: Longridge Tower

Listing Date: 22 December 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154722

English Heritage Legacy ID: 237907

Location: Horncliffe, Northumberland, TD15

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Horncliffe

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Norham St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NT 94 NE

A698 (off)
(South side, off)
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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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