People have lived in the area now known as Northamptonshire for more than 10,000 years. They have left a legacy which includes buried archaeology, buildings and townscapes.
A Conservation Area is an area of particular character which it is desirable to preserve and enhance.
County Heritage Sites
Dovecotes, stocks, manors and castles, crosses, monuments, and gates and gateways.
There are 194 Grade I and 377 Grade II listed buildings in Northamptonshire.
Portable Antiquities Scheme
Members of the public can have their finds identified and archaeologically recorded by Finds Liaison Officers.
English Heritage's Register of Historic Battlefields identifies areas of historic significance in England where important battles took place.
Registered Historic Parks and Gardens
Northamptonshire currently has 30 nationally important, designed landscapes on the register.
Scheduled Ancient Monuments
There are just 175 Scheduled Monuments in Northamptonshire - some have visible upstanding remains.
Sites and Monuments Record
The main source of information on archaeological sites, historic buildings and landscapes in the county