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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 search of the catalogues for the term "poem" throws up lots of entries. Here's one for World Poetry Day - not massively uplifting, I'm afraid! (Re...

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Sir Isaac Newton died on this day in 1727, aged 84. We hold several items relating to him, including ZA0353, which is a lease made for land around hi...

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Yesterday a researcher was looking at a beautiful miniature Sefer Torah - scrolls of scripture. The item has a letter of provenance with it (see pict...

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Cosgrove - Joan Wake

Today is International Women's Day, and we owe our existence to one remarkable woman - Joan Wake. You can read a description of how influential she w...

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In the wake of the recent freezing weather, we hope that none of you are having to deal with calling a plumber out. This document records work done b...

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The Met Office weather forecast predicts more heavy snow for Northampton this afternoon, and has a yellow weather warning for Saturday. Given this for...

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