Flintshire Record Office

Flintshire Record Office was established in 1951 and moved to its present location at the Old Rectory, Hawarden in 1956. It is an 18th century grade II listed building.

Their aim is to preserve and collect resources relating to the history of the area and to make them accessible to the public.  These resources date from the 13th century to modern times.

Whether you are interested in the history of Flintshire or your local area, finding information about house history or tracing your family history you will find the documents useful.  The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always willing to help should you require advice and assistance.

Information about Flintshire Record Office


Flintshire Record Office
The Old Rectory
Rectory Lane

Telephone Numbers:

01244 532364 (Enquiries and Reservations)
01244 532414 (Admin)

Fax Number:

01244 538344


You can contact them by using the Submit an enquiry form on their website.

For information regarding their collections, please visit their Home Page and their Catalogues and Indexes page.  It is also possible to peruse their online catalogue.  On-line indexes are also available at Archives Network Wales.

Opening Hours can be found by going to their Contact Details and Opening Hours page. It is necessary to book before visiting to avoid disappointment because space is limited. The Glynne-Gladstone collection (ref: GG) is stored off-site so it is essential to order documents from this collection at least two working days prior to your visit because they have to be transferred to the Office.

Directions to the Archive can be found by going to the where is the Archive section of the planning your visit page.

Car Parking is available at the front of the building.

If you wish to take photographs of any documents, you will need to purchase a photography permit, which can be daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.  It may not always be possible to take photographs of documents because they can be fragile and taking photographs could damage them.

There is a drinks machine in the foyer which serves tea, coffee and hot chocolate. No food is sold in the Office, so you will need to bring food with you or if you prefer there are several eating establishments in the village which are within walking distance.

They are a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network).