History of the Guildhall

GH statues

The statues and tableaux

Fourteen statues stand high above the street under their canopies, one before each window. Many of them are monarchs and famous people who had close ties with the town.

Illustrations of some of Aesop's fables can be seen carved on the capitals of the first floor window jambs. Below them are illustrations of Northampton life.

In the arches of each ground floor window are sculpted scenes of historical events which took place in Northampton or within the County.

A series of heraldic shields runs along the base of the ground floor windows. On Holding's part these mostly represent the arms of prominent county families.