West Riding of Yorkshire Record Offices (C-J)

Calderdale Archives

The Archive Service was founded in 1964, and built on the infrastructure put in place by Halifax Museums Service, local public libraries and the Halifax Antiquarian Society.  It is now based in Halifax Town Centre in purpose built accommodation.  Calderdale joined this service in April 1983.

Whether you wish to study the history of a house, research your family history or discover more about local history, 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 Calderdale Archives


West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale
Central Library 
Northgate House 
HX1 1UN 

Telephone Number:

01422 392636 



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

A short stay car park is available at Woolshops Shopping Centre, and also a long stay car park at North Bridge Leisure Centre, which is off North Bridge.  There are disabled spaces in front of the library.  They are 200 metres from Halifax Bus Station and 500 metres from Halifax Railway Station.

Making an appointment is advisable because the Office might be unexpectedly closed because of staffing difficulties.  You are recommended to tell them at time of booking what records you wish to consult because the staff would then be able to advise you whether you have to reserve a computer, microfiche reader or table.

No refreshments are available, but cafes and other eating establishments are nearby.

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

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

Doncaster Archives

Doncaster Archives preserves documents relating to the history of Doncaster district, making them publicly accessible in their reading room.  Documents are kept in environmentally controlled strongrooms and range in date from the 1190s to the 2000s. These resources include records of businesses, charities, courts, churches, hospitals, schools, local authorities and local societies.

Information about Doncaster Archives


Doncaster Archive
King Edward Road 
DN4 0NA 

Telephone Number:

01302 859811 



For details regarding their collections and their opening hours, please visit their Home Page.  From this page it is possible to discover more about Doncaster Borough Charters 1194-1836 by using the left navigation.  They also have an online catalogue which gives details of their collections.

You are required to give them notice of your intended visit to avoid disappointment because the reading room can become very busy.  This is especially important if you are travelling a long distance.

Any laptop you want to use in Doncaster Archives must have a PAT (Portable Appliance Test) certificate to use their electricity supply.

They offer a research service to people unable to visit in person.  

You need to become a member of Doncaster Library and Information Service to assess the records.  You will need to provide proof of identity, which can take the form of a driving licence or an official bill etc.

For further information regarding other Record Offices in Yorkshire, please go to my pages relating to Barnsley Archives, Bradford ArchivesKirklees ArchivesLeeds ArchivesSheffield Archives and Wakefield Archives