Northamptonshire Record Society offers two series of publications: the General Series and the Victor Hatley Memorial Volumes.

General Series

A long-running series of publications of local records have been produced. All are hard-bound. Recent volumes have included:

  • Vol 42: Ron Greenall, Early Northampton Wills
  • Vol 40: Peter Gordon, The Journals of Lady Knightley
  • Vol 39: Bruce Bailey, Northamptonshire in the Early Eighteenth Century: The Drawings of Peter Tillemans and Others
  • Vol 38: David Hall, Open Fields of Northamptonshire

Victor Hatley Memorial Volumes

This is a series of paperbacks published to commemorate the life and work of the late Victor Hatley, an active local historian and a great encourager of other people. Before his untimely death, for many years he was an active member of the Council of the Northamptonshire Record Society.

Hon. General Editor: D. Hall.


The Record Society is making selected volumes available on-line.

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Latest Publication

image of the dust jacket of The Manors of the Sacrist of Peterborough

The Best Burglar in the County

Edited by Neil Lyon, 2021.

Written to celebrate the centenary of the Northamptonshire Record Society, founded in 1920 by Joan Wake who pioneered the idea of preserving records in the county.

ISBN: 978-0-901275-79-0.

The price of £20 is exclusive of postage and packing; these will be charged at the prevailing rates.

Please contact the Secretary before placing your order. Payment from abroad should be made in Sterling whereever possible.

Volumes Still in Print

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Catalogue of all publications

Click here for a list of all Northamptonshire Record Society publications.