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The Guildhall, Northampton

Description: The Guildhall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 232199

OS Grid Reference: SP7558060487
OS Grid Coordinates: 475580, 260487
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2374, -0.8946

Location: 4 Dychurch Lane, Northampton NN1 1DE

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
The Guildhall
SP 7560 NE 2/75 19.1.52.
SP 7560 SE 4/75

1861-4 by E W Godwin. Extended on west, 1889-92, by A W Jeffrey and Matthew
Holding. Richly decorated building in C13 Gothic style, of brown and grey stone
with Welsh slated roof. 2 main storeys, 14 bay front. Arcaded ground floor
has windows with plate tracery, carved panels in tympana. Upper windows interspersed
with canopied statues on pedestals. Godwin's eastern half has vaulted central
entrance loggia of 3 bays with balcony above under clock tower with steeply pitched
roof. West addition of equal frontage, first 3 bays (reduced to 2 on 1st floor)
rising to gable with large corner pinnacles. Hall with mural paintings by Colin
Gill,1925, and fine Council Chamber. Contains statue, lfil7 by Chantrey, of
Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister 1809-12. VCH III p 37.

Listing NGR: SP7558060487

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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