Warwickshire Record Office

Warwickshire Record Office

The Archive preserves and collects resources relating to Warwickshire, and makes them publicly accessible.

These date from the 12th Century to the present day, so whether you want to investigate the history of a house, discover more about your local community or conduct family history research, you will find the documents of use. The staff are on hand to offer assistance if required.

Information about Warwickshire Archive


Warwickshire County Archive
Priory Park 
Cape Road 
CV34 4JS 

Telephone Number:

01926 738959 



For details about their holdings, please visit their Home Page and their Collections Guide.  Their collections include:

  • Business collections
  • Church of England parish records
  • Courts of law, coroners, criminal and police records
  • Estate and family papers
  • Hospital and health records
  • Local government records
  • Nonconformist records
  • School and education records
  • Solicitors' archives

It is also prudent to peruse their on-line catalogues and databases.  Databases available on the site include a Licensed Victuallers Databasea Tithe Apportionments Database and the Calendars of Prisoners Database.

Warwickshire Record Office's opening hours can be found by going to their visiting us page. 

Car parking is limited, but there is a dropping off zone as well as a number of disabled spaces. You do not need to book a space before visiting, but it is prudent to telephone if you wish to reserve a disabled parking space.

The building is fully accessible, with an accessible toilet and induction loops.  Registered guide dogs are also welcome.

You do not have to make an appointment before visiting Warwickshire County Record Office or request documents in advance although if you live a distance from them it is advisable to ring beforehand to check the documents you wish to access are available.

You are able to use a digital camera, but the office makes a charge to people taking advantage of this service.

They offer a research service for people unable to visit in person. They also have a list of researchers who, for a fee, are willing to carry out research on your behalf.

Warwickshire Archives is a member of the CARN (County Archive Research Network).

Birmingham Archives and Heritage Service

They house resources relating to the history of Birmingham, these dating from the 12th Century to the present day.


Birmingham Archives and Heritage Service 
Library of Birmingham
Centenary Square
Broad Street
B1 2ND

Telephone Number:

0121 2424242



For further information regarding their collections, please peruse their on-line catalogue.  These collections include:

  • Anglican parish registers
  • Birmingham City Council records
  • Business and trade records
  • Court records - Birmingham quarter sessions(1838-) and magistrates' courts/petty sessions(1900-)
  • Estate, family and personal records
  • Hospital records
  • Nonconformist registers
  • School and children's homes records
  • Poor Law Union records

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