County Record Office

Document of the Month March 2014Warwickshire’s history, Warwickshire’s memory  Warwickshire County Record Office is involved in safeguarding, managing and developing Warwickshire’s archives so that they can be accessed, interpreted and enjoyed by all those with an interest in Warwickshire’s past and its people.

  • Information on the work of the record office [Read more].
  • Information on the Friends of Warwickshire County Record Office [Read more].

Collections week May 2014

Due to staff and volunteer training there will be the following additional closures to our Internet Study centre for the week commencing Monday 5th May 2014:

  • 1200-1730 on Wednesday 7th May
  • All day on Thursday 8th May
  • 1200-1700 on Friday 9th May

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our Warwickshire

A new website created by Warwickshire’s Museums, Local History Groups, Communities and the County Record Office has been launched to celebrate and share Warwickshire’s history. Visit the website to learn about Warwickshire’s past and contribute your own knowledge to help tell Warwickshire’s story.

Scanning Warwickshire maps

During February and March the collection of Warwickshire tithe maps, and some estate maps, are being digitised. Because of the scale of some of these maps a very large scanner is required, and therefore the catalogue and index room has been converted into an area suitable for this purpose.

We will endeavour to make sure that all library books and microfilms held in this area will still be accessible, please ask a member of staff for help.

There will be a reduced number of microfilm readers and computers available but there will still be enough to meet demand. The computers in the internet study centre will remain available at the usual times.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Free public Wi-Fi

We now have Wi-Fi freely available in our searchroom and reader’s tea room. Please speak to staff at reception or in the searchroom for instructions on setting up your laptop, tablet or smartphone to connect using our Wi-Fi.

Important information regarding document production times

Due to further reductions in staffing levels within the public service team, we will unfortunately be unable to produce documents from the strongrooms over the lunchtime period between 12pm and 2.15pm, though the searchroom will remain open.  Some other services may not be available at this time, for example, photocopying.

Warwickshire parish records

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Manorial Documents register

Manorial documentsWarwickshire County Record Office is pleased to announce the launch of an online resource that will link users to thousands of listings for Manorial Documents, the most detailed source for medieval village life in Warwickshire. Records survive for Atherstone from as early as 1250, but with 5,000 entries there is a strong chance that records for your local manor may also have been discovered.

The project was funded in Warwickshire by The National Archives and the register is free to use online.