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Northampton Guildhall is a building which stands on St Giles' Square in Northamptonmarker, Englandmarker. It was built to the design of Edward William Godwin between 1861 and 1864 in neo-gothic style. As well as housing Northampton Borough Councilmarker, it is also used for a variety of civic purposes, such as weddings or civil partnerships. The building also houses the records of births, marriages and deaths.

The Guildhall has been extended more than once. The west wing was extended between 1889-1892, and in 1992 a further extension was made to the east wing. This latter extension was made to be sympathetic to the style of the rest of the building, whilst being modern in design.

The building's facade is decorated with a number of statues and friezes. The statues are mostly of monarchs who either visited Northampton or have a historical connection with the town, and there are also statues of St George of England, St Andrew of Scotlandmarker, and St Patrick of Irelandmarker.

The building is Grade II* listed.

External links

Northampton Guildhall - Northampton Borough Council

References

  1. [1] Listed Buildings - Schedule of listed buildings in Northampton - Northampton Borough Council



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