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78 Derngate is a Grade II* listed Georgian house in the centre of Northampton, England. It's noted for its interior, which was extensively redeveloped in 1916 and 1917 by noted architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh for businessman Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke .
From 1964 to 1993 the building was used by Northampton High School for Girls , initially as offices but later as classrooms. In 2002 work started to restore the house to Mackintosh's original design. After eighteen months of restoration, the house was opened to the public in late 2003. Guided tours (max. four to a group) provide an insight into this stunning and rare example of a Mackintosh-designed house in England.
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