Status: Active, 7 volumes published

The Northamptonshire Trust started work in 1997 under the chairmanship of The Rt Hon The Lord Naseby. The first ‘big red book’ for 65 years (Volume V on Cleley Hundred near Towcester, currently available to view at was published in 2002. Previous volumes have covered County Families; Natural History, Archaeology, and Domesday Book (Volume I); Ecclesiastical History, Soke of Peterborough, and Willybrook Hundred (Volume II); Northampton Borough, Polebrook, Navisford, and Huxloe Hundreds, and Borough of Higham Ferrers (Volume III); and Higham Ferrers, Spelhoe, Hamfordshoe, Orlingbury, and Wymersley Hundreds (Volume IV). A new volume, Modern Industry, was published in December 2007.

Volume 7 of the Northamptonshire set of red books has recently been published. This volume covers Corby (the parish and New Town), and some of the villages most closely connected with it.  

VCH Northamptonshire is a not-for-profit organisation supported by The Northamptonshire Trust (registered charity no. 1051380) and the Institute of Historical Research. 


Northants vol 1 imprint page
W. Ryland D. Adkins and R. M. Serjeantson
Jan 1902
Rev R. M. Serjeantson and W. Ryland D. Adkins
Jan 1906
William Page
Jan 1930
L. F. Salzman
Jan 1937
Philip Riden
Dec 2002

Work in progress

Volume VIII will cover the historic market town of Towcester and the parishes wh...