Rockingham County

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Rockingham County is named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, who was the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham and a two time Prime Minister of Great Britain.

 

Created:  March 19, 1771

County Seat: 

Exeter         1771 – 1997

Brentwood  1997 – present

 

County Courthouse – Brentwood

 

Location:  10 Route 125 / S Road

Built:  1994 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Bowell White Arnold & Hemberger Partners, Inc.

Contractor:  Hutter Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The north front has a large porch supported by two pillars and recessed entrance. Above the porch are large windows. On the east and west are projecting sections rising to peaks. On the south side the building descends a slight slope. The roof line is flat.

 

Old County Courthouse – Exeter

 

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Location:  9 Front Street / Water Street

Built:  1854 – 1855

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Arthur Gilman

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick  structure. The building faces onto the town square. The east front has a high portico supported by four columns rising to a balcony on the second story. The building served as the courthouse until 1893 and serves as the City Hall. Across the street to the east is the 1891 Records Building designed by Fox & Gale.

 

Former County Courthouse – Exeter

 

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Location:  1Hampton Road / Hampton Falls Road

Built:  1964 – 1966

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Maurice E Wilson

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The center section projects from the main building and has five rectangular windows with concrete header at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building served as courthouse until 1997.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Candia  /  Derry  /  Plaistow  /  Portsmouth  /  Salem  /  Seabrook

 

Courthouses: 

N – Strafford County and York County, Maine

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Atlantic Ocean, Essex County, Massachusetts and Hillsborough County 

W – Hillsborough County and Merrimack County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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Old Records Building

 

 

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Former Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2014