Buildings of Northampton

This site is a collection of photographs of the historic Buildings of Northampton and the surrounding villages. The majority of the photographs were taken between 2009 and the current day and concentrate on buildings constructed before the Second World War. There is also a smattering of more modern buildings of the 1960s and 1970s. While once regarded as eyesores, these are gradually disappearing and becoming worthy of note – a good example being the Greyfriars bus station which was  demolition in 2015. The peak of (pre-new town) growth within Northampton occurred during the 1880s and 1890s, with the industrialisation of boot and shoe manufacturing, the construction of a direct railway connection to London and Birmingham, and the expansion of brewing activity. Therefore, most of the buildings featured in this collection are from the late Victorian period. You can view the photographs by location and in some cases by original building use. If you have any comments on any individual building, for example because you have more information about it or have memories related to it, please use the comments box. 

Steven Collis 

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Recent Photographs added

  • Fiddler, Northampton

  • Harlestone Road, Saint James, Northampton

  • former National Westminster Bank, Saint James, Northampton

  • Northampton Railway Station

  • Harlestone Road, Saint James, Northampton

  • Northampton Corporation Transport Office, Saint James, Northampton

  • Northampton Corporation Transport Office, Saint James, Northampton

  • Frog Island Brewery, Northampton

  • Church’s Shoe Factory, Saint James, Northampton

Click on an image below to see a set of photographs relating to the title. Areas within Northampton are listed first, followed by surrounding villages.

Buildings of Northampton Galleries