• Title
    Northampton and County Club
  • Reference
  • Accession Number
  • Date
    1873 - 2002
  • Date
    Early: 1873
    Late: 2002
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Accession 2014/49: Various minute books, rent books, members lists, cash books and deeds. For more detail please see the attached box list which covers some parts of the collection. Accession 2014/75: Cellar books and liquor purchase books Accession 2013/174: Newsletters and ephemera (one bundle, mid 1980s - c.2009) For a more detailed overview of the items within this collection please either see the attached box lists or ask a member of staff at NRO for them.
  • Exent
    28 boxes
  • Archival history
    In 1873 a group of Northamptonshire gentlemen proposed the setting up of a club ‘for chess, billiards and news.’ They wanted two billiard tables and a room large enough for refreshments. They found temporary accommodation in the Old Corn Exchange. The Club proved popular and within five years had outgrown its premises. The former infirmary in George Row came on the market and was bought by Mr Vials and the gentlemen moved in. This building had originally been built in 1744 by public subscription in order to provide beds for the sick but ceased to be used for this purpose in 1790. The purchase included ‘yards, gardens, orchards, stables, coach house, granaries and offices to the rear’. In the 1960s the club changed its policies to allow women to also join after an extraordinary AGM meeting. It still operates out of George Row and holds various events throughout the year for its members.
  • External document

    Box list 1 (Acc. 2014/49)

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    Box list 2 (Acc. 2014/75)

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  • Level of description
  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Conditions Governing Reproduction
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