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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

A wonderful message from the organiser of the group visit we hosted yesterday: "Thank you so much for such an excellent morning with you yesterday....

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Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Catalogue | Details

Today we gave tours to visitors from the Arts Fund. We challenged them to come up with a topic that wasn't represented somewhere within the archives....

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On this day in 1675, the Great Fire of Northampton destroyed around 3/4 of the town. Document NPL467 is a highly detailed record of the monies and go...

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Records | The Digital Panopticon

Possibly interesting new website focussed on British convicts. The records are to be mainly 19th century and very London-centric, but could be useful...

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Photos from Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service's post

One of our customers is looking at a particularly nice example of a sales catalogue. It has a map, which is often separated, and a nice engraving of ...

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This beautiful little piece was found near Daventry. The finder brought it to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (a national scheme run by the British M...

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