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

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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

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

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 03 Feb 2005
Reference: IOE01/08137/02
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