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Research and history

The history we hold here is far more than the dates of monarchs and battles that you may have been taught about at school. It's a wealth of fascinating detail of the lives of the people and places in Northamptonshire and beyond. 

Every day at the Northamptonshire Record Office someone uncovers a detail that may not have been seen for hundreds of years.

If you are visiting us today, please take extra care. Main roads are clear, but side roads and our car park are still icy.

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Photos from Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service's post

The decorations are up at the Records Office! We're glad to be in the warm today, it is very cold outside. However, it's not as frosty as it was in ...

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Hopefully, we will all have a better New Year than Elizabeth Church! Amongst the settlement papers we hold for the parish of Saint John the Baptist, P...

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Detectorists strike gold as British Museum reveals record haul

The Northamptonshire Portable Antiquities Scheme is hosted at the Records Office. If you have a find to be identified and recorded, contact flo@north...

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Chester Farm

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Photos from Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service's post

We are open this morning, and one of the documents someone is looking at today shows how one source can lead you unexpectedly onto another avenue of r...

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