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Latitude: 52.2374 / 52°14'14"N
Longitude: -0.8946 / 0°53'40"W
OS Eastings: 475580
OS Northings: 260487
OS Grid: SP755604
Mapcode National: GBR BW8.NND
Mapcode Global: VHDS5.F1X4
Entry Name: The Guildhall
Listing Date: 19 January 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1052399
English Heritage Legacy ID: 232199
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1
Electoral Ward/Division: Castle
Built-Up Area: Northampton
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: St Giles, Northampton
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
ST GILES' SQUARE
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, 1817 by Chantrey, of
Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister 1809-12. VCH III p 37.
Listing NGR: SP7558060487
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