County Record Office


Document of the Month August 2014Warwickshire’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.

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.

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.

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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.