Kirklees Archive Service

Kirklees Archive Service is located in Huddersfield Central Library and has links with the local studies collection.  They are situated in a pedestrianised area and Huddersfield Bus and Train Stations are approximately 500 and 600 metres away respectively.  

Resources held by the Archive include business records, documents, manuscripts, maps, newspapers and photographs.

Whether you wish to trace your family history, study the history of a house, conduct research for a school, college or university assignment, or discover more about your local area, you will find the documents held of use.

The knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to help should you have any questions or require assistance.

Information about Kirklees Archive Service


West Yorkshire Archive Service
Kirklees Archive Service
Central Library 
Princess Alexandra Walk 
HD1 2SU 

Telephone Number:

01484 221966 

E-Mail Address:

For details regarding Kirklees Archives' collections and opening hours, please visit their Home Page and peruse their online catalogue, which has details of their collections.  

Collections held by the Office include:

  • Church Records
  • Family and Estate Records
  • Local Authority Records
  • Hospital and Health Records
  • Manufacturing Business Records
  • Registry of Deeds - copies of deeds 1704-1970
  • Trade Union Records

If you have any documents relating to the history of West Yorkshire you would like to donate to the Office they would like to hear from you.  For more information regarding donating resources to the Office please view their user guide.

Parking is available at Alfred Street and Springwood. No refreshments are available on-site, but eating facilities are accessible nearby.

Making an appointment is advisable because some documents are held off-site and the search-room might be unexpectedly closed because of staffing difficulties. It is best to tell them what resources you wish to consult because staff will then be able to advise you whether you need to reserve a table, computer or microfiche reader.  

You are required to book if you wish to consult original Archive material, but please be aware that some items can take up to 5 working days to become accessible to researchers.

No refreshment facilities are available, but many eating establishments are accessible nearby.

If you are unable to visit in person, the Office offers a research service.

Kirklees Record Office is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network).

For further information regarding other Record Offices in Yorkshire, please visit my pages relating to Barnsley ArchivesBradford ArchivesCalderdale Archives, Doncaster ArchivesLeeds ArchivesSheffield Archives and Wakefield Archives.

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