County Record Office


Document of the Month April 2015Warwickshire’s history, Warwickshire’s memory
  Warwickshire County Record Office collects, preserves and provides access to documents recording the history of the county, its people and places. Read more about the work of the record office.

Easter closure

In addition to our April Collections Week, the record office will be closed on Friday 3rd April and Saturday 4th April for Easter. We will open on Saturday 11th April and then open as usual on Tuesday 14th April.

Public PCs Wednesday 22nd April

The public computers at the Record Office will be unavailable on Wednesday 22nd April while an upgrade is completed. All other resources in the searchroom will be available as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The new look County Record Office

Following our collections week in February, we have now reopened with a new look and new features and resources. Read more

Document of the Month April 2015

Read about the discovery of remains at the Tower of London in correspondence from the Seymour of Ragley collection in April’s Document of the Month.

Digital tithe maps for sale

Digitised versions of our tithe maps are now available for sale directly from us and via the online shop of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. Find out more about our digital tithe maps

Boaters and Bright Sparks

Head over to our project pages for the latest update on our project to catalogue the archives of the Rugby based Willans Works, or take a look at the project blog

Quarter Sessions Order books

Digitised copies of selected published Warwickshire Quarter Sessions volumes 1625-1690 are now available for purchase through the online shop of the Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry. Find out more about our digitised volumes.

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.

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. You will need a mobile phone to register for access, but please remember to keep this on silent while in the searchroom.

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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