Northamptonshire News and events

Watling Street, forming Towcester High Street, looking north
The Northamptonshire Victoria County History (VCH) Trust is currently undertaking the publication of its latest volume on the Towcester Hundred. The VCH was founded in 1899 as an encyclopaedic record of England’s places and people from the earliest times to the present day. Based at the...
Prestigious Project on Towcester History Takes Shape The Northamptonshire Victoria County History Trust is now concentrating on a detailed topographical account of Towcester and the rural parishes, and its progress and aims were explained at an event at the Forum in Towcester on 7 October. The...
St Lawrence's Church, Towcester
VCH Northants VIII - researchers and authors sought Work has begun on Volume VIII of the Northamptonshire History, covering the Towcester Hundred.  It will be a major account of the town covering: boundaries and population; origins and development; buildings; landownership; economic; social;...
Copy of the Big Red Book available from Boydell & Brewer
On Friday 25 October the latest VCH Northamptonshire volume (VII) on Corby and Great Oakley was launched. The event, held at The Cube in Corby, proved a popular event, attracting an audience keen to hear the second of this year's Marc Fitch Lectures, as well as to show their support...
We are pleased to announce the recent publication of A History of the County of Northampton VII: Corby and Great Oakley edited by Mark Page and Matthew Bristow. Although Corby is perhaps best known as one of the first wave of post-war British New Towns and for the social problems or "New Town...
An illustration of a country house
  The country house can be seen as a palimpsest: generations of owners adding their own material objects and layers of meaning. This presents challenges to both historians and curators – how to understand the relationship between new and old goods; how to assess the meaning of goods in...
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