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Northamptonshire Historic Environment Record


COVID-19 status update: For access to thephysical archives, including our aerial photography and paper archives,Northamptonshire HER is now open on an appointment only basis. Please visit theNorthamptonshire Archives ‘Visit us’ webpage for details. Remote searchenquiries are unaffected and data can still be provided by pdf and in GISformats. We can be contacted via email at HER@westnorthants.gov.uk or charlotte.walker@westnorthants.gov.uk.Please note that telephone contact remains limited.

Host Local Authority:
West Northamptonshire Council

Other Local Authority areas covered by HER:
Corby Borough Council, Daventry District Council, East Northamptonshire District Council,  Kettering Borough Council, Northampton Borough Council, South Northamptonshire District Council, Borough Council of Wellingborough, North Northamptonshire Council.

Contact information for key staff:
NameJob Title TelephoneEmail
Charlotte Walker 
            Jack Brown
HER Advisor                                              HER Assistant01604 367246charlotte.walker@westnorthants.gov.uk 


Access to HER information:
Access to Online Database: Heritage Gateway
Information on HER Services: Historic Environment Record West Northamptonshire Council

Northamptonshire Record Office
Wootton Hall Park


Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Visitor Facilities:
Visitor search area with desk; PC workstation with access to HER database, scanning; extensive library of national and local periodicals, monographs, books and other sources; large aerial photographic collection and other photographs; digital early edition OS maps.

Range of information available:
Records of archaeological and historic finds, monuments (including historic buildings), and landscapes, and recording events including fieldwork reports, mapping and photographs. Designations information. Historic mapping. Geological mapping.

Please note: Access to the HER is free to members of the public during Record Office opening hours. However, when customers visit us, and require assistance from a member of staff to identify the information they need, other than a general introduction, a charge will be made (£17.00 for 30 minutes/ £32.80 per hour). We call this service a 'personal consultation'. If you think you may need assistance using the HER, please ensure you book staff time before you visit, otherwise a staff member may not be available.

If you are not able to visit the HER, or would rather that we carry out the search on your behalf, we are happy to do so (£84 per hour or part hour for standard commercial enquiries or £139 per hour or part hour for priority commercial enquiries/£28 per hour or part hour for non-commercial enquiries). Please note that we have a ten working day turn around.

Last updated 04 Dec 2023

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