Northumberland Hall (Assembly Rooms)

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MARKET PLACE 1. 5330 (South Side) Northumberland Hall (Assembly Rooms) NU 1813 SB 1/63 20.2.52. I GV 2. 1826 with octagonal extension 1830;. Built by Duke of Northumberland. Three storeys, 10 windows; ashlar built. Arcade of depressed arches continued round octagonal, East end with band above; giant order pilasters to moulded cornice; band below 2nd floor; parapet to hipped slate roof. One ridge chimney to west, another on east end wall. Second-floor window mostly blind (1st floor attic). First floor windows have glazing bar and casement arrangement for upper windows. Within arcade a ceiling of long slabs, 1st bay from west blocked and with an upright cast iron pump outside (disused). Old arrangement of market booths with a smallish window between doors still largely survives. East end only 2 storeys to octagonal extension; gable end of main part, articulated with a pediment flanked by 2 giant order pilasters and having antefixae. At west end, blind central ground floor arch has tablet commemorating the gift of the Hall by the Duke to the town 1919.

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Northumberland Hall

Northumberland Hall by Barbara Woodhouse

An exterior view of Northumberland Hall

An exterior view of Northumberland Hall, a large building of three storeys and 10 bays on the south side of Market Place, showing the west and south elevations, with people sat under the arches on the south side, and a partial view of the market in the background

New Shambles

New Shambles by Barbara Woodhouse

Historic England listing: Northumberland Hall (Assembly Rooms)Historic England listing: Northumberland Hall (Assembly Rooms)
Keys to the past: Northumberland Hall (Assembly Rooms)Keys to the past: Northumberland Hall (Assembly Rooms)
Shambles

Shambles by Barbara Woodhouse

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