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Burton Latimer - A Sense of Place

The Town, The People, Their Stories


Burton Latimer - A Sense of Place: the history of the town and its people, including the shoe factores, the clothing factories, police, fire, ambulance.  There is also extensive genealogical information to assist people tracing their family history


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Welcome to the website of Burton Latimer Heritage Society

To help find what you may be looking for, try our updated search facility. It's also available on all major sections of the site.

This site is part of the new Northamptonshire Historic Houses & Museums network

Thanks to a grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund, a project was launched in 2005 with the aim of training volunteers to produce pages on this site to cover the complete history of Burton Latimer, with features on all aspects of its history from the Domesday Book in 1086 up to the present day.

Click on one of the navigation bars on this page for the latest news, topics being researched, and where more help and information is needed. Click the relevant links or pictures in the feature gallery above to investigate that part of Burton's history.

Note: to enjoy the audio and video clips and other interactive features on the site, you will need to have a Flash Player and a Quicktime Player installed on your computer. If you don't have one or both of these, click here to download the Flash Player and here to download the Quicktime Player.

Copyright Statement: Unless acknowledged otherwise, the images and text used on this site are the copyright of Burton Latimer Heritage Society. The Society encourages the use of the text and images for personal and educational work and is prepared to waive its copyright in these circumstances. The Society reserves all its rights with regard to commercial reproduction, though requests for the use of Society images in commercial publications will be given sympathetic consideration.

Policy over Linking: it is now the adopted policy of the Committee of Burton Latimer Heritage Society "That the site shall not carry links to anything except (1) local firms and organisations with a clear connection with Burton Latimer, and (2) other sites whose focus is local or family history"


Explanation of the symbols used on the site
This symbol at the top right-hand corner of each page will return you to the page you just came from. Many pages on the site are cross-referenced from different sections, so in following links you may switch between sections. This symbol link gives you an easy way to return to where you were without going through the main navigation system. It is also a simple 'back' button, saving you the need to scroll to the bottom of the page for the navigation links.
This symbol at the top left-hand corner of each page gives you access to an on-line Glossary of Terms. Many of the pages use the Imperial units which preceded decimalisation and metrication: shillings, ounces, pounds, hundredweights, acres, roods, poles, etc. The Glossary gives an explanation of these and other terms less familiar to site visitors. We have done our best with the coverage, but it isn't encyclopaedic!
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The site is updated as and when new features are ready
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To see details about the Society's DVD on Burton Latimer, click here

September1st 2014: since June 2005 this site has had 1,461,819 visitors and has been bookmarked 167,293 times



This site is being developed thanks to a grant fron The Heritage Lottery Fund. Click here to visit their site.