The main front of Loughborough House, Loughborough [House] Road, Brixton North. Watercolour by an unknown artist, dated 1799 and annotated 'now a boarding school'. The house was built at the beginning of the 17th century and named after Henry Hastings, 1st Baron Loughborough. It became an academy for young men with the earliest reference dated 1757 when James Buchanan was teaching there. Also on the 2nd November 1767, the Rev. Bernard Perny was appointed as schoolmaster. The building was demolished in 1854. A newspaper reported an incident there in 1803: 'A few days since, a black servant, in Loughborough House Academy, Brixton Causeway, secreted himself under the maids' bed, and being found by them in that situation, they gave alarm, which he wanted to soothe by rude means. Their screams bringing some persons to their assistance, he jumped from a two pair of stairs window, and dislocated his neck'.
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