Ancient monuments and landscapes

The County Council is responsible for maintaining records of the archaeological sites in Northamptonshire. You will find some useful information on Northamptonshire County Council's Heritage site page.

The most important archaeological remains are designated as Scheduled Ancient Monuments. To find a scheduled monument on a map you can use the Government mapping website. There are many other undesignated sites of archaeological interest varying in significance from nationally to locally important remains. More information on these can be found on Northamptonshire County Council's Historic Environment Record. For further information please contact

South Northamptonshire Council now own and manage Bury Mount, the remains of an 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortification in Towcester. This scheduled ancient monument has been thoroughly investigated and forms part of plans to regenerate the Moat Lane area in Towcester.

The character of the landscape in the district is an essential element of what is special about this district. An environmental character appraisal of the whole of Northamptonshire has been completed by the River Nene Regional Park which includes detailed information on the historic, biodiversity and current landscapes.

Landscape Sensitivity and Green Infrastructure Studies have also been completed for Northampton and Towcester and Brackley.

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