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Description: Town Hall
Date Listed: 23 September 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 232361
OS Grid Reference: SP9603868451
OS Grid Coordinates: 496038, 268451
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3058, -0.5929
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HIGHAM FERRERS MARKET SQUARE
SP9668SW (East side)
20/61 Town Hall
Town hall. 1809. Squared coursed limestone with ashlar facade and slate roof.
Rectangular plan with ancillary offices at ground floor and council chamber at
first floor. Symmetrical main fron: 3-window range. Centre bay breaks forward
slightly with pediment over. Central, first floor, Venetian style sash window
with glazing bars and gauged stone heads with keyblocks. Two 6-panel doors to
far left and right are under similar heads and have fanlights with glazing bars.
Raised string course between floors. Shallow gabled roof behind parapet wall.
Pediment has ball finial and oval plaque with Borough insignia. Elevations to
left and right each of 2-window range to ground and first floor with some sash
windows with glazing bars under wood lintels, and some blank openings. Rear
elevation of 2-window range, at first floor, of sash windows, and 3-window range
of C20 casements at ground floor. Interior: council chamber ceiling has central
plaster moulding and branch chandelier.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.259).
Listing NGR: SP9603868451
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Source: English Heritage
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