Montgomeryshire Record Office

Montgomeryshire Record Office is situated in Llandrindod Wells.  Powys was created in 1974 from Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire and became a unitary county in 1996.  They hold resources relating to this area.

Dating from the fourteenth century, these resources cover many different topics, so are useful to anyone interested in conducting research of any type.  

Whether you are interested in history of property, village history or conducting genealogical research, the friendly and supportive staff are always prepared to offer guidance if required.

If you have a document you wish to donate, they would love to hear from you.  Documents may be given to the Archive or can be loaned to them if they fall under their collection policy's criteria.  They will be kept in a controlled environment, the aim being to preserve them permanently to preserve the area's heritage.  

Information regarding Montgomeryshire Record Office


Montgomeryshire Archive
Powys Archives 

Powys County Hall 
Spa Road East 
Llandrindod Wells 
LD1 5LG 

Telephone Number: 

01597 826088 


For information regarding their collections, please visit their Home Page and their Records Held by the Archive page.  From this page it is possible to discover more about public records, official records, parish and nonconformist records, deposited and miscellaneous collections and additional and popular records held by the Archive.  An online catalogue containing details of their resources is also available.

Opening Hours can be found by perusing the appropriate section of their Opening Hours page. If you go to County Hall reception, staff will direct you to the Office.

Booking is necessary before you visit because of the search-room size.  This is especially important for people travelling some distance.  People wishing to use a laptop are also advised to mention this when booking because restrictions may be put into place if many people are using the searchroom.

A parking permit is required in County Hall Car Park for visitors to Montgomeryshire Record Office. These may be obtained from County Hall Reception or Powys County Archive.

You can take a camera into the Search-room, but they make a charge to people wishing to take advantage of this service. Restrictions are placed on taking photographs of certain documents become some are fragile and can be easily damaged. 

They offer a research service for anyone unable to visit in person. 

Powys County Archive is part of the Archives Wales reader's ticket scheme.  You will need to bring ID when you first visit, including evidence of your signature, in order to be issued with a card.

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