John Watkin was responsible for the construction of many of the finest Victorian building projects in Northampton.
There is less published biographical information about Ann and no portrait has been discovered. It would be a mistake though to assume that Ann was… Read More »Ann Elizabeth Baker and the Bakers of Hazelrigg House
Many present-day residents of Northampton will know of Hazelrigg House in Marefair. It’s likely though they will know little of the house’s former residents. It… Read More »George Baker and the Bakers of Hazelrigg House
The ‘1676 Compton Census’ was the first comprehensive survey of the numerical strength of Catholic and Protestant Nonconformity in England that can be used on… Read More »1676 Compton Census in Northamptonshire
From Nonconformist to editor of The Sunday Times William Hadley had a long association with Northampton as a journalist and ultimately the editor of the… Read More »William Waite Hadley and St Peter, Northampton
Much of Northampton’s building heritage that remains today is a credit to a succession of Victorian architects who were commissioned to erect new public, private… Read More »Northampton’s Architects: Hugh Henry Dyer
In the 19th century, despite there being numerous well-established churches of many denominations around the periphery of Northampton’s “Boroughs”, the area was well served by… Read More »The Missions in the “Boroughs” of Northampton