Memorial Inscriptions



Recording Sessions
At the end of 2016 the Society had completed its 20th year of recording memorial inscriptions in the churches and churchyards of the county.   Of these some 180 have been published as MI booklets, others are awaiting verification and checking prior to publication. The work of recording the memorial inscriptions is invaluable as the surface of many stones in churchyards are deteriorating rapidly. For each parish we also record any nonconformist graveyards and, sometimes, older parish cemeteries, but not normally newer council cemeteries.

Northampton Group -The Northampton Memorial Inscription Group plans began its 2017 season on April 28th.   We will continue our work in the Daventry area and hope to complete recording most of the remaining parishes in that part of the county.  There is still a big area around Brackley that is so far virtually unrecorded. We would be interested in working with any groups in this area to record these parishes.  As dates and venues can change at the last moment please contact us before travelling to any venue.


Northampton Group Programme

1st Sept - Whilton

We always welcome new volunteers joining us. Perhaps you have a particular interest in the area we plan to cover or a more general interest. Experience is not essential as newcomers work initially with a more experienced recorder. Even if you think you may only be able to join us for a few sessions we would still welcome your help.   If you think this might be for you do get in touch to learn more.- Robert or Gillian Hill


The Northern Group -   The Group have completed recording the parishes in the North of the County and will now concentrate their efforts on checking the recordings and preparing them for publication. As this involves a number of parishes, this may take time to complete.


A number of new publications are now available. The recordings together with a graveyard plan are published as small booklets. Careful checking and editing takes time so please be patient if you are waiting for a particular booklet.
We have just published 5 new booklets for the following parishes :-

Adstone - All Saints £1.50
Farthingstone - St Mary & Cemetery £1.75
Litchborough -St Martin £2.25
Newnham - St. Michael & All Angles £2.75
Northampton - St. Katherine, Christchurch & non-conformist chapels £3.50

For multiple orders please e-mail Mary Ginns at memorials for a quote

A full list of all the published Memorial Inscriptions books can be found here.
Download an order form here.
Memorial Inscription books may be purchased online through Parish Chest
and may also be purchased online via Genfair (subject to £3 min order).

Enquiries regarding information should be sent to :
Mary Ginns on 0115 9373199

And information regarding the Northampton group to Robert and Gillian Hill

Updated - August 29, 2017