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​Welcome to Northamptonshire Archives

   800 years of Northamptonshire of family and local history

  • Family 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 Local history

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

  • Adacemics and professionals 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

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Northampton Market Square - 1819

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Northampton Market Square - 2016

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

  • 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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Today we have another Great Seal to show you. This one is the seal of Henry IV, and is on document SS395. The document itself is also interesting - ...

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Dippy the Dinosaur is on tour, so we wondered what fossil-related items might be hiding in the catalogue. We found this letter from Lady Lilford in 18...

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Today marks 100 years to the day of Royal Assent of the Act which gave some women the right to vote. One of the most famous Suffragettes was Emily Wi...

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Another Great Seal from the collection. This one is of George 1st, and the document is from 1720. The seal itself is going to be carefully repackage...

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Northamptonshire County Council’s Cabinet will next month (September 6th) discuss plans to add an additional 105 new places at Wollaston Community Primary School.
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This summer’s Women’s Tour was watched by a record-breaking 80,000 people in Northamptonshire – 12,500 more than last year.