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Sessions House, Northampton

Description: Sessions House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 232052

OS Grid Reference: SP7551060426
OS Grid Coordinates: 475510, 260426
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2369, -0.8957

Location: George Row, Northampton NN1 1DF

Locality: Northampton
Local Authority: Northampton Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN1 1DF

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Listing Text

Sessions House
(Formerly listed as
SP 7560 SW 3/12 19.1.52. County Hall)
SP 7560 SE 4/12

1676-8, one of the first buildings to be begun after the town fire of 1675.
Attributed to Henry Bell of Kings Lynn and to Sir Roger Norwich, responsible
for the plan. Symmetrical front with Corinthian order. 3 central windows between
pilasters under balustrade with swags enclosing central shield. Semi-circular
headed doorway either end between coupled half columns under segmental pediments.
Hipped Welsh slated roof once had cupola and oval dormers under pediments. West
side elevation has round headed doorway flanked by coupled pilasters under pediment
with swags and cartouche in tympanum. Tall plinth, single storey.
Interior: very fine plaster ceilings, 1684-8, by Edward Goudge. AM.

Judge's Lodgings, Sessions House, County Hall, County Council Offices & Nos 8,
8A, 9 & 9A form a group.

Listing NGR: SP7551060426

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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