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Alfred East Art Gallery

A Grade II Listed Building in Kettering, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.396 / 52°23'45"N

Longitude: -0.7275 / 0°43'38"W

OS Eastings: 486682

OS Northings: 278317

OS Grid: SP866783

Mapcode National: GBR CVW.NXF

Mapcode Global: VHDRH.B1RJ

Plus Code: 9C4X97WF+C2

Entry Name: Alfred East Art Gallery

Listing Date: 14 April 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372593

English Heritage Legacy ID: 230109

ID on this website: 101372593

Location: Wadcroft, North Northamptonshire, NN15

County: North Northamptonshire

Electoral Ward/Division: William Knibb

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Kettering

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Kettering St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/04/2015

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Alfred East Art Gallery

1913 by J A Gotch in Neoclassical style. Ashlar, of Weldon stone with low pitched roof behind parapet. Single storey on rusticated base. No windows, Roman Doric order with half columns in centre of side elevation framing the main entrance arch in rusticated chamfered voussoir with carved keystone. Pairs of columns either end of front frame raised panels and wreaths with garlands.

That main external entrance opens off a small courtyard containing Kettering's Grade II-listed war memorial, also designed by J A Gotch. The names of those who fell in the First World War appear on a panel, also by Gotch, on the end wall of the gallery facing the memorial. A similar panel was added alongside after the Second World War, with another at the end of the wall for those lost in later conflicts.

The Alfred East Art Gallery abutts and is accessible from Kettering's 1904 Grade II-listed public library.

Public Library, Art Gallery, Alfred East Monument and Dryland Fountain form a group.

Listing NGR: SP8668278317

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 October 2017.

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