Scheduled monuments and landscapes

Across the district, there are:

  • 39 scheduled monuments and
  • 8 registered parks and gardens

The County Council is responsible for maintaining records of the archaeological sites in Northamptonshire. The most important archaeological remains are designated as Scheduled Monuments by Historic England. To find a scheduled monument on a map you can use the Historic England’s mapping system.

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.

The 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 the Moat Lane area in Towcester.

The character of the landscape in the district is an essential element of what makes it special. 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.