SESSIONS HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1039664

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 22-Jan-1976

Statutory Address: SESSIONS HOUSE, GEORGE ROW

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: SESSIONS HOUSE, GEORGE ROW

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SP 75510 60426

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History

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Details

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 232052

Legacy System: LBS

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