This, the fifth and last volume of an Inventory of the archaeological sites in Northamptonshire,
describes those sites and finds lying within the modern Borough of Northampton, together
with the medieval churches surviving in the area.
Unlike the previous volumes which were prepared by the Royal Commission alone, this has been
produced as a result of the co-operation between the Royal Commission and the staff of the
Archaeological Unit of the Northampton Development Corporation. The existence of the Unit has
meant that since 1970 a well-planned and executed programme of recording and excavation has
been carried out in Northampton on a scale not previously equalled elsewhere in the county. The
Commissioners accordingly are grateful for this collaboration which has enabled the survey of the
archaeology of Northamptonshire by the Royal Commission to be concluded with a comprehensive study of Northampton.