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

News and events

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Work in progress

Until the expansion of Corby in the late 20th century Great Oakley was a small a...
Volume VII: Corby and its Environs will cover the ancient parishes of Corby and...
The Northamptonshire VCH Trust is looking ahead to the next volume, vol. VIII, w...
This account was written in 2010 by Mark Page, and covers the history of Corby f...