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Thursday Doors in Northampton

Each September, many public buildings in Great Britain open their doors to the public. It is fun to snoop around places which are normally off limits to the plebs, like me. I went to Northampton to see the Guildhall and a house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Derngate. First the townhall:

The Guildhall in Northampton where the mayor and council hold meetings.

Moving on to Derngate, a slim Georgian townhouse built in 1815. Charles Rennie Mackintosh (CRM) remodelled the interior in 1916 in Art Deco style for a local businessman. This was the only house designed by CRM in England. After the First World War, he moved to France and died in London in 1928.

Number 78 – classic typeface. The triangles are a recurring theme inside. This door leads directly into the living room