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 2013 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 is scheduled for demolition in 2013. 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.