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Sessions House

A Grade I Listed Building in Northampton, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2369 / 52°14'12"N

Longitude: -0.8957 / 0°53'44"W

OS Eastings: 475510

OS Northings: 260426

OS Grid: SP755604

Mapcode National: GBR BW8.NCT

Mapcode Global: VHDS5.F1CK

Entry Name: Sessions House

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Last Amended: 22 January 1976

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039664

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232052

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

District Council Ward: Castle

Built-Up Area: Northampton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Northampton All Saints with St Katherine

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

GEORGE ROW
1.
5327
Sessions House
(Formerly listed as
SP 7560 SW 3/12 19.1.52. County Hall)
SP 7560 SE 4/12
I GV

2.
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

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