Northamptonshire Archives Image Library


Here you will find images from Northamptonshire Archive Service's collections.  We are grateful to The Friends of the National Libraries for the generous grant that has made this site possible.  The grant also allows us to make downloads of both the Finch Hatton and Westmorland collections free of charge to download.

The archives contain millions of documents about the people and places of Northamptonshire.  You can visit us for free to view documents including  medieval charters, old photographs, diaries and official records.  This website is for those who cannot visit in person, and contains a range of images of items from the collections to view and even download.  Whether your interest is academic or personal, you will find items such as maps covering different parts of the county, paintings and photographs of times gone by and much more.

These images represent a small sample of the documents we are proud to look after and make available to the public.  We will continue to add new images to the image library as we are able.

How to use the site

You can either browse the folders (click "Folders" in the left hand menu) or you can search for a word or phrase (top right of your screen). Try searching for a place name - any images tagged with that placename will be shown.  It's a fascinating way to explore the history of Northamptonshire. 

If you click on an image, you can see more information about it.  You can also enlarge it to see more detail.

How to download an image

1.  If you are downloading a free image from either the Finch Hatton or Westmorland collections, then click "Download" from the row of choices above the image.

2.  If you wish to download an image from a different folder, then select the type of purchase from the options on the bottom left of the page.  For most customers this will be the £9 personal or educational uses.  Examples of Commercial uses include: commercial genealogy researchers, solicitors seeking documentation for a client or case, developers looking at historic boundaries.


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Northamptonshire Archives Service, Mereway, Northampton, NN4 8BQ.  Telephone 01603 362513.