​Welcome to Northamptonshire Archives

   800 years of Northamptonshire of family and local history

  • Family history

    ​Looking to research into your family history? Northamptonshire archives can help.

    Start by filling in our enquiry form and then visit the Record office at Wootton hall to meet the Archive team who will help you search.

  • Local history

    ​Researching Northamptonshire local history? The Archives are full of information.

  • Adacemics and professionals

    The 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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​Here are some of the images that we hold


Northampton Market Square - 1819


Northampton Market Square - 2016

​"The team at Northamptonshire archives helped me discover my family's Coat of Arms"

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  • Flooding at Wellingborough train station, 1947

    Flooding at Wellingborough train station, 1947

  • Northampton Town Square market, 1897

    Northampton Town Square market, 1897

  • Corby steelworks, 1912

    Corby steelworks, 1912

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23/10/2020 08:56
This week’s surveillance report, an analysis of the recent COVID-19 cases and rates over the period 12 – 18 October, shows that 785 residents have tested positive with COVID-19 since last week’s data was revealed.
20/10/2020 06:49
Northamptonshire County Council and KierWSP, the organisation that looks after roads across the county, are calling on residents to support the Stamp It Out campaign to protect road workers from abuse.
16/10/2020 12:08
Northamptonshire has been placed in Tier 1 of the national Covid-19 alert system, but positive cases have trebled since September and residents are warned ‘Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should,’ in a bid to curb a further rapid rise.
14/10/2020 22:00
Latest updates on disruption to council services and events due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
13/10/2020 14:53
The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Northamptonshire has joined with the British Library to launch a dedicated, six-month programme: Reset. Restart.