Warwickshire’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].
News and Announcements
In addition to the planned closures over Christmas, we will be closed to the public on Friday 20th December due to staff training. For full details of our opening hours please see our calendar in the panel to the right.
Internet study centre closure
The internet study centre will be closed to members of the public at the following times due to staff training:
- Tuesday 3rd December 2013 between 1pm – 3pm
- Wednesday 4th December between 10.30am – 12.30pm
- Thursday 5th December between 10am – 12noon
Free public WiFi
We now have WiFi 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 smart phone to connect using our WiFi.
Warwickshire County Record Office on Radio 4!
Rob Eyre, Senior Archivist at Warwickshire County Record Office, added his comments regarding the Hair Powder Tax to a debate on Radio 4′s Making History programme, which was aired on Tuesday 16th April 2013 at 3pm. [Read more]
You can also read our the Hair Powder tax PDF. [Download PDF]
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 12.00 and 14.15, though the searchroom will remain open.
- For further information on document production and advanced ordering, please visit our County Records Search room page.
Warwickshire parish records
View our parish records on Ancestry.co.uk and sign up for a free 14 day trial.
Manorial Documents register
Warwickshire 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.