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City Buildings, Northampton

Description: City Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 January 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 232290

OS Grid Reference: SP7568660531
OS Grid Coordinates: 475686, 260531
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2378, -0.8931

Location: Fish Street, Northampton NN1 2AA

Locality: Northampton
Local Authority: Northampton Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN1 2AA

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Listing Text

The following building shall be included;

SP 7560 NE
2/602 City Buildings


Warehouse. 1900 by Alexander Ellis Anderson for Malcolm Inglis and Company,
Glasgow. Red brick and Weldon stone ashlar. Slate roof. Brick lateral stacks.
Rectangular on plan on corner site with main entrance at the corner. Wrennaissance

4 storeys, attic and basement. 6 1/2 bays to Fish Street and 3 1/2 bays to The Riding.
Rusticated ashlar ground floor with entablature with large cornice and round arch
doorway in bay 4 of west front end. Main entrance doorway on left hand (NW) corner
with semi-circular canopy on acanthus brackets with finely carved armorial bearings
on soffit and draped female figures above carved by A Broadbent of London
(sculptor). Curved corner panel above doorway inscribed 'Malcolm Inglis and
Company, Glasgow' with flanking pilasters having bulls' heads over arms of various
cities, and round third floor window with carved festoons around and inscription
'est 1796' below. The first, second and third floor bays are divided by giant
rusticated pilasters (brick on first floor) supporting a heavy moulded entablature
with modillions, and have segmental headed windows with 2-light sashes. Attic storey
has rusticated stone window architraves and brick pilasters over which the cornice
above breaks forward. Plain rear (east) elevation. Interior: Floors supported on
cast-iron columns. Wide mahogany and oak open-well staircase at rear centre. Attic
storey open to roof with queen-post trusses. Source: A E Anderson, Malcolm Inglis
and Company, Souvenir, May 25 1901.

Listing NGR: SP7568660531

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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