Flintshire Record Office

Flintshire Record Office was established in 1951.

It moved to its present location at the Old Rectory, Hawarden in 1956.

The aim of the Flintshire Records Office is to preserve and collect records and documents relating to the history of Flintshire.

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 Flintshire Records Office by using the Submit an enquiry from on the Office's website.

For information about the Archives holdings, please visit the Office's Home Page and also the Office's Catalogues and Indexes page.

There are also online indexes available at Archives Network Wales, Access to Archives and National Register of Archives, the latter run by the National Archives. 

Opening Hours can be found by going to the Office's Contact Details and Opening Hours page. It is necessary to book before visiting the Archive as space is limited. Please note the Glynne-Gladstone collection (ref: GG) is stored off-site so it is essential to order documents from this collection at least 2 working days prior to your visit because they have to be transferred to Flintshire Records Office.

Directions to the Archives can be found by going to the where is the Record Office section of the Office's planning your visit page.

Car Parking is available at the front of the Archive.

If you wish to take photographs of any documents, you will need to purchase a photography permit. For more details of this please read the Record Office leaflet photography in the searchroom. Please note 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 Record Office foyer which serves tea, coffee and hot chocolate. No food is sold on site however, 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 of the Office.

The Archive is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network) 

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