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The Guildhall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Northampton, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052399

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232199

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

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

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Listing Text

ST GILES' SQUARE
1.
5327
(North Side)
The Guildhall
SP 7560 NE 2/75 19.1.52.
SP 7560 SE 4/75
II*

2.
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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