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​Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage at the Record Office

Visit the Northamptonshire Record Office to see 800 years of Northamptonshire's family and local history.

  • Family history Family history

    Looking to research your family history? Northamptonshire Archives can help. 

    Whether you are just starting out, or are looking for an elusive detail, our huge range of documents could be exactly what you are looking for.

  • Local history Local history

    Researching a location in Northamptonshire? Northamptonshire Archives have a huge range of information that can help. We can help you find out more about the people and businesses that have made a place what it is today using a sources unavailable elsewhere.

  • Professionals Professionals

    Northamptonshire Archives understands the needs of teachers, students, university academics and professionals such as developers and planners and we have a passion for seeing our collections used to further knowledge and to help the county grow. 

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See how your local town centre has changed over the years

 Northampton Market Square,  about 1904
 Northampton Market Square, 2016

"I've been visiting Northamptonshire Archives from time to time for over 25 years and it remains the best service of all of those I have used. I look forward to visiting again."

- Mr CB

​Here are some of the images that we hold

With all the debate about bridges today, we would like your help locating this one - the image is labelled "Repairs to Wootton Bridge, 1937" but no am...

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Photos from Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service's post

Another Great Seal from the collection! This one is the Great Seal of James 1 from 1622. Ref E(S)515

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On this day in 1896 The Daimler Motor Company (Coventry) was registered as the first British car manufacturer. Within the Northamptonshire Yeomanry...

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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine

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England's first 'prisoner of war' discovered

An interesting article on the BBC website.

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On this day in 1559, Elizabeth 1 was crowned Queen of England. In contrast to the amazingly well-preserved Great Seal of Charles 1 that we posted las...

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