Longridge Towers School

The main building was built in the 1880s by Lord Jerningham, the MP for Berwick upon Tweed, at great cost and incorporated the very latest gadgets including a hydraulic lift and gas lighting to all parts of the main building. The portico to the building is said to have been built for a visit of the Prince of Wales just to make sure he did not get wet when alighting from his coach. When it was completed it was one of the largest private houses in the north of Northumberland and Lord Jerningham lived there until his death in the early 1920s. Lady Jerningham died in 1902 and her statue sits on the Elizabethan town walls in Berwick upon Tweed looking towards the school. The building was, for a while a hotel until it became a convent school in 1949 and it remained so until 1983 when Longridge Towers School came into existence.

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Longridge Towers School
Berwick-upon-TweedTel: +44 1289 307584
NorthumberlandFax: +44 1289 302581
TD15 2XQE: sfleming@lts.org.uk
W: www.lts.org.uk
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