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].
BBC – The Great Glass Mystery
One of our documents has been featured in a BBC One programme on the disappearance of stained glass from Coventry Cathedral during the Second World War. You can catch it on BBC iPlayer until Sunday 9th March. [BBC iPlayer].
Study centre closure
Our study centre will be unavailable on Tuesday 25th March due to staff training. The study centre will be open as usual on Wednesday 26th March.
Producing heavy documents
Our lift has now been fixed so we are once again able to provide access to all our heavy volumes. We thank you for your patience.
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 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 smartphone to connect using our WiFi.
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.
- 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.