Lady Annie Jerningham
Annie, Lady Jerningham (1850-1902), philanthropist. She was first married to Charles Mather of Longridge Towers, Berwick. Hubert Jerningham, a British diplomat and Member of Parliament for Berwick (1881-1885) was her second husband and the designer of this memorial. She is depicted sitting with her two dogs, the larger looks up at her with its paw resting on her lap, and she rests her hand on the smaller which is at her side. The Historic England listing comments that this is ‘a life-size monument of high aesthetic quality in scale and detailing and which displays considerable sculptural merit; it occupies its original location, visible from the subject’s home,’ at Longridge Towers. For further details see Historic England and Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, Public Sculpture of North-East England, LUP 2000, pp. 14-15.
Location: Bankhill, Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.