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Jesmond Towers


Jesmond Towers is a Gothic-style mansion house located to the north of Bemersyde Drive in Jesmond. It was built in the early 19th century with additions in 1817 and 1823-7 by John Dobson for Sir Thomas Burdon. It was further enlarged in 1869 by T. Oliver and 1884 by T.R. Spence for the Tyneside shipbuilding entrepreneur Charles Mitchell.[1] Jesmond Towers was acquired by the Filles de la Sagesse (Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom) in 1912 and it became La Sagesse School (a Roman Catholic independent school for girls). The school established its own board of governors and rented the building from the Daughters of Wisdom. However the school closed in 2008 when the rent was increased at a time of increasing competition from other local private schools. In 2009, Freddy Shepherd (a major Newcastle United F.C. shareholder) purchased the house and wider site for development. Then in 2013, Jeff Winn, a solicitor, acquired the house as part of a joint purchase of the site, with David Wilson Homes. Jesmond Towers is a Grade II* listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

Jesmond Private Residence Grade II* Listed Charles Mitchell (1820 - 1895) Historic Buildings and Monuments in Jesmond Historic Buildings and Monuments in Newcastle John Dobson (1787 - 1865) Former School
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2008-Apr-13 - La Sagesse School Building, Jesmond, Newcastle

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LA SAGESSE SCHOOL, JESMOND TOWERS - List Entry
- "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 ...

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Look around refurbished Jesmond Towers - once La Sagesse school, now a luxurious family home
- Chronicle 24 Oct 2016. Article with photos. "...Bought for £3.6m in 2013 by solicitor Jeff Winn, see how the imposing building has been transformed from school house to private ...

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List number: 1024954
List grade: 2*
Borough: Newcastle
Grid ref: NZ2532967174

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