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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE RECORD OFFICE

Description
The Record Office aims to ensure the safe preservation of archives and to make those archives available for research. It is housed in modern purpose built premises on the southern edge of the town of Northampton.

The archives, which are held in special storage conditions, date from the 12th century to modern times and come in many different formats including court rolls, deeds, parish and nonconformist registers, maps, letters, diaries, accounts, minute books, wills, photographs, films, paper, parchment and modern media. They are created by a wide range of organisations, families and estates, parish churches, businesses, societies and individuals.

The records relate primarily to the county of Northamptonshire.

However, the records of the diocese of Peterborough covering Northamptonshire, the Soke of Peterborough and Rutland, and some records relating to other counties are also held. The record office has copies on microfilm and microfiche of records that are not held locally, including census returns for the whole county.
Website
http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/Community/record/about_us.htm
Keywords
Africa; Northamptonshire; Radio; Amateur films; United States of America; Home Guard, World War II; BBC Radio Northampton; Byfield; Corby; Moulton, Northants; Oakham’s Horseshoes
Access
Access available. By arrangement. Access for disabled. Anglia Television films cannot be used for commercial purposes without consent.
Facilities
Viewing by arrangement only.
Charges
Charges for other services. There is a charge for copying if required.
Copyright
Copyright advice available. Copyright adviser: Archivist.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 5 reels/cassettes. Amateur, documentary.
Film: 200 cans. Small collection, which dates from 1954 to 1969, deposited by Anglia Television in 1974. It includes local items on Oakham’s Horseshoes, development scheme for Corby, etc., as well as home movies, mainly for the parishes of Moulton and Byfield c.1950s and 1960s, and the Ismay of Haselbech Collection, including visits to Africa and United States from 1930s to c.1950s. 25% colour film, 75% black and white film. Amateur, documentary, police, Home Guard.
Film components: 16mm, positive film, negative film, fine grain print.

Catalogues

Card catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Conservation policy
Concerned to preserve information about and reflections on Northamptonshire life. Specialist advice taken when it is considered necessary by office conservators.

Main Contact

Name
Ms. Sarah Bridges
Job title
County Archivist
Telephone
01604-762129
Fax
01604-767562
Email
archivist@northamptonshire.gov.uk
Address
Wootton Hall Park
Northampton
NN4 8BQ

Alternate Contact

Name
Ms Sue Groves, Deputy County Archivist

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