About VCH Northamptonshire

Although there is at present no full-time County Editor of the Northamptonshire VCH, work is continuing on the county series on a consultancy basis.  In July 2013, the 7th volume of the Northamptonshire series was published.  Co-Edited by Dr Mark Page and Matthew Bristow and with substantial contributions from Cynthia Brown, the volume was the first in the series to be written by consultants under short-term contracts.

Volume 7, which covers the history of Corby parish and town, and the neighbouring parish of Great Oakley, from prehistory to the present day and charts the development and growth of Corby New Town, has receieved positive reviews since its launch with Barrie Trinder commenting; "This is scholarship which matches the highest standards of the volumes produced by long-serving county editors of past generations"     

The Northamptonshire VCH Trust, led by Lord Boswell of Aynho, is currently fundraising to support work on the historic hundred of Towcester which will form the 8th volume of the series.  Work on the Towcester volume, which will include the town, rural hinterland and ancient parishes of Abthorpe, Tiffield, Gayton, Cold Higham and Pattishall is underway, supported by a grant from the Francis Coales Trust, though further support is required to ensure it's completion.

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