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Description: Register House
Date Listed: 9 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 332858
OS Grid Reference: SE3697093859
OS Grid Coordinates: 436970, 493859
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3390, -1.4329
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NORTHALLERTON ZETLAND STREET
Registry and court house, now offices. 1736, with later alterations. Red brick
in Flemish bond, stone slate roof. 3 storeys, 3 x 3 bays with contemporary rear
service wing. Original front, facing west towards the High Street: on ground
floor, central doorway, now partly blocked to form a sash window with glazing
bars, has painted ashlar surround with large raised quoins and large tripartite
keystone. Brickwork offset above ground floor. first floor: sash windows with
glazing bars with projecting ashlar sills and flat arches with keystones. Second
floor: half-size 6-pane sash windows matching those on first floor. Dentilled
cornice. Hipped roof. Left return: round-arched staircase sash window with
glazing bars, radial at top. Right return: as west front and with C19 flat-roofed
ashlar porch added when Zetland Street opened in mid C19; 2 ridge stacks. Single-
storey rear service range (later raised to 2 storeys) has ashlar quoined door
surround with keystone. This was one of only 4 deeds registries set up nationally
under an Act of Parliament in 1735. In 1785 the Registry moved to a new Court
House designed by John Carr, and since demolished. This building originally had
its access through an elegant gateway, now demolished, on the High Street.
C J Davison Ingledew, History and Antiquities of Northallerton (1858), pp 302-307;
Rev J L Saywell, The History and Annals of Northallerton (1885), pp 119, 137,
Listing NGR: SE3697093859
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Source: English Heritage
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