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Town Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3058 / 52°18'20"N

Longitude: -0.5929 / 0°35'34"W

OS Eastings: 496038

OS Northings: 268451

OS Grid: SP960684

Mapcode National: GBR DYK.DXN

Mapcode Global: VHFPD.N9YQ

Entry Name: Town Hall

Listing Date: 23 September 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371873

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232361

Location: Higham Ferrers, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN10

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Higham Ferrers

Built-Up Area: Higham Ferrers

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Higham Ferrers St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

HIGHAM FERRERS MARKET SQUARE
SP9668SW (East side)
20/61 Town Hall
23/09/50
GV II

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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