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Title Hazelrigg House
Description This grade II listed building is one of the few which survived the Great Fire of Northampton. It is thought to date back to the 16th century. It must have stood out in a town where most dwellings would have been mainly of wood and thatch.

Its name derives from the Hesilrige family of Noseley Hall in Leicestershire, who purchased the house in 1680, having already aquired the nearby Northampton Castle site some years before. The family had sold the property by 1831, but the name remained.

In the early 1800’s, the building took on a new lease of life as a school, and it was later purchased by a local historian, who auctioned it to a ladies club many years later in 1913.

Architects have remodelled both the interior and exterior to give its present appearance. It was occupied by English Heritage, a nursery school and now it is owned by the local Looking Glass Theatre Company.