List of British Isles Libraries and Archives

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This article originally appeared in Finding Answers in British Isles Census Records by Echo King, AG.


Contents

Introduction

The following is a list of libraries and archives throughout the British Isles.

Channel Islands

Jersey

Jersey Archive
Clarence Road
St. Helier
Jersey
JE2 4JY

Guernsey

The Priaulx Library

Candie
St. Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 1UG
Tel: 01481 721 998
Fax: 01481 713 804
E-mail: priaulx.library@gov.gg

England

The National Archives

Kew, Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU
United Kingdom

Family Records Centre

1 Myddelton Street
London EC1R 1UW
United Kingdom

County Record Offices and Other Archives

Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire and Luton Records and Archives Service

Riverside Building
County Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AP
Tel: 01234 228 833/228 777
Fax: 01234 228 854
E-mail: archive@bedscc.gov.uk

Berkshire

Berkshire Record Office

9 Coley Avenue
Reading
Berks
RG1 6AF
Tel: 0118 901 5132
Fax: 0118 901 5131
E-mail: arch@reading.gov.uk

Buckinghamshire

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

County Hall
Walton Street
Aylesbury
HP20 1UU
Tel: 01296 382 587
E-mail: archives@buckscc.gov.uk

Cambridgeshire

County Record Office Cambridge

Shire Hall
Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
Tel: 01223 717 281
Fax: 01223 717 201
E-mail: County.Records.Cambridge@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Cheshire

Cheshire Record Office

Duke Street
Chester
CH1 1RL
Tel: 01244 602 574
E-mail: recordoffice@cheshire.gov.uk.

Cornwall

Cornwall Record Office

Old County Hall
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3AY
Tel: 01872 323 127
Fax: 01872 322 292
E-mail: cro@cornwall.gov.uk

Cumberland

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow

140 Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 1XW
Tel: 01229 894 363
Fax: 01229 894 364
E-mail: barrow.record.office@cumbriacc.gov.uk

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle

The Castle
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8UR
Tel: 01228 607 285/607 284
Fax: 01228 707 274
E-mail: hetland.record.office@cumbriacc.gov.uk

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

Kendal County Offices
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 4RQ
Tel: 01539 773 540 or 773 539
Fax: 01539 773 538
E-mail: hetla.record.office@cumbriacc.gov.uk

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

Scotch Street
Whitehaven
Cumbria
CA28 7NL
Tel: 01946 852 920
Fax: 01946 852 919
E-mail: hetlandh.record.office@cumbriacc.gov.uk

Derbyshire

Derbyshire Record Office

County Hall
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3AG
Tel: 01629 585 347
Fax: 01629 576 11
E-mail: record.office@derbyshire.gov.uk

Devon

Devon Record Office

Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter
Devon
EX2 7NL
Tel: 01392 384 253
Fax: 01392 384 256
E-mail: devrec@devon.gov.uk

North Devon Record Office

Library and Record Office
Tuly Street
Barnstaple
EX31 1EL
Tel: 01271 388 607
Fax: 01271 388 608
E-mail: ndevrec@devon.gov.uk

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

Unit 3
Clare Place
Plymouth
PL4 0JW
Tel: 01752 305 940
E-mail: pwdro@plymouth.gov.uk

Dorset

Dorset History Centre

Bridport Road
Dorchester
DT1 1RP
Tel: 01305 250 550
Fax: 01305 257 184
E-mail: archives@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Durham

Durham Record office

County Hall
DH1 5UL
Tel: 0191 383 3253
Fax: 0191 383 4500
E-mail: record.office@durham.gov.uk

Essex

Essex Record Office

Wharf Road
Chelmsford
CM2 6YT
Tel: 01245 244 644
Fax: 01245 244 655
E-mail: ero.enquiry@essexcc.gov.uk

Colchester & North East Essex Branch

Stanwell House
Stanwell St
Colchester
Essex
CO2 7DL
Tel: 01206 572 099
Fax: 01206 574 541
E-mail: ero.colchester@essexcc.gov.uk

Southend Branch

Central Library

Victoria Ave
Southend-on-Sea
SS2 6EX
Tel: 01702 612 621 Ext 215
E-mail: ero.southend@essexcc.gov.uk

Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Record Office

Clarence Row
Alvin Street
Gloucester
GL1 3DW
Tel: 01452 425 295
Fax: 01452 426 378
E-mail: records@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Bristol Record Office

“B” Bond Warehouse
Smeaton Road
Bristol
BS1 6XN
Tel: 0117 922 4224
Fax: 0117 922 4236
E-mail: bro@bristol-city.gov.uk

Hampshire

Hampshire Record Office

Sussex Street
Winchester
SO23 8TH
Tel: 01962 846 154
E-mail: enquiries.archives@hants.gov.uk

Isle of Wight Record Office

26 Hillside
Newport
PO30 2EB
Tel: 01983 823 820 or 01983 823 821
Fax: 01983 823 820
E-mail: record.office@iow.gov.uk

Herefordshire

Herefordshire Record Office

Harold Street
Hereford
HR1 2QX
Tel: 01432 260 750
Fax: 01432 260 066
E-mail: archives@herefordshire.gov.uk

See also the Worcestershire, WorcesterLibrary and History CentreSee also the Worcestershire, WorcesterLibrary and History Centre

Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Record Office

County Hall
Pegs Lane
Hertford
SG13 8DE
Tel: 01438 737 333

Huntingdonshire

County Record Office Huntingdon

Grammar School Walk
Huntingdon
PE29 6LF
Tel: 01480 375 842
Fax: 01480 375 842
E-mail: county.records.hunts@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

See also the Cambridgeshire, County Record Office Cambridge

Kent

The Centre for Kentish Studies

Sessions House
County Hall
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1XQ
Tel: 01622 694 363
Fax: 01622 694 379
E-mail: archives@kent.gov.uk

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Lancashire

Lancashire Record Office

Bow Lane
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 2RE
Tel: 01772 533 039
Fax: 01772 533 050
E-mail: Record.Office@ed.lancscc.gov.uk

Liverpool Record Office

Central Library
William Brown Street
Liverpool
L3 8EW
Tel: 0151 233 5817
Fax: 0151 233 5886
E-mail: recoffice.central.library@liverpool.gov.uk

Leicestershire

Leicestershire Record Office

Long Street
Wigston Magna
Leicester
LE18 2AH
Tel: 0116 257 1080
Fax: 0116 257 1120
E-mail: recordoffice@leics.gov.uk

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Archives

St. Rumbold Street
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 5AB
Tel: 01522 525 158
Fax: 01522 530 047
E-mail: Archive@lincolnshire.gov.uk

North East Lincolnshire Archives (Humberside)

Grimsby Town Hall
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
DN31 1HX
Tel: 01472 323 585
Fax: 01472 323 582
E-mail: Archivist@nelincs.gov.uk

London

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London Metropolitan Archives]====
40 Northampton Road
London
EC1R 0HB
Tel: 020 7332 3820
Fax: 020 7833 9136
E-mail: ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Greater Manchester County Record Office

56 Marshall Street
New Cross
Manchester
M4 5FU
Tel: 0161 832 5284
Fax: 0161 839 3808
E-mail: archives@gmcro.co.uk

Middlesex

See London, London Metropolitan Archives

Norfolk

Norfolk Record Office

The Archive Centre
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DQ
Tel: 01603 222 599
Fax: 01603 761 885
E-mail: norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk

Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Record Office

Wootton Hall Park
Northampton
NN4 8BQ
Tel: 01604 762 129
Fax: 01604 767 562
E-mail: archivist@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Northumberland

Northumberland Record Office

Melton Park
North Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 5QX
Tel: 0191 236 2680
Fax: 0191 217 0905

Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Archives

County House
Castle Meadow Road
Nottingham
NG2 1AG
Tel: 0115 958 1634
Fax: 0115 941 3997
E-mail: archives@nottscc.gov.uk

Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Record Office

St Luke’s Church
Temple Road
Cowley
Oxford
OX4 2HT
Tel: 01865 398 200
Fax: 01865 398 201
E-mail: archives@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Rutland

See Leicestershire, Leicestershire Record Office

Shropshire

Shropshire Archives

Castle Gates
Shrewsbury
SY1 2AQ
Tel: 01743 255 350
Fax: 01743 255 355
E-mail: archives@shropshire-cc.gov.uk

Somerset

Somerset Record Office

Obridge Road
Taunton
TA2 7PU
Tel: 01823 278 805
Fax: 01823 325 402
E-mail: archives@somerset.gov.uk

Staffordshire

Staffordshire Record Office

Eastgate Street
Stafford
ST16 2LZ
Tel: 01785 278 379
Fax: 01785 278 384
E-mail: staffordshire.record.office@staffordshire.gov.uk

Suffolk

Suffolk Record Office

77 Raingate Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 2AR
Tel: 01284 352 352
Fax: 01284 352 355
E-mail: bury.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk

Suffolk Record Office

Gatacre Road
Ipswich
IP1 2LQ
Tel: 01473 584 541
Fax: 01473 584 533
E-mail: Ipswich.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk

Suffolk Record Office

Central Library
Clapham Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1DR
Tel: 01502 405 357
Fax: 01502 405 350
E-mail: lowestoft.ro@libher.suffolkcc.gov.uk

Surrey

Surrey History Centre

130 Goldsworth Road
Woking
Surrey
GU21 6ND
Tel: 01483 518 737
Email: shs@surreycc.gov.uk

Sussex

The East Sussex Record Office

The Maltings
Castle Precincts
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1YT
Tel: 01273 482 349
Fax: 01273 482 341
E-mail: archives@eastsussexcc.gov.uk

West Sussex Record Office

County Hall
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1RN
Tel : 01243 753 600
Fax : 01243 533 959
E-mail : records.office@westsussex.gov.uk

Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Record Office

Priory Park
Cape Road
Warwick
CV34 4JS
Tel: 1926 738 959
Fax: 1926 738 969
E-mail: recordoffice@warwickshire.gov.uk

Wiltshire

Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office

Libraries and Heritage Headquarters
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8BS
Tel: 1225 713 138
Fax: 1225 731 515
E-mail: wsro@wiltshire.gov.uk

Worcestershire

Worcester Library and History Centre

Trinity Street
Worcester
WR1 2PW
Tel: 01905 765 922 / 765 924
Fax: 01905 765 925
E-mail: WLHC@worcestershire.gov.uk

Yorkshire

East Riding

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives Service
County Hall
Beverley
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA
Tel: 01482 393 939
Fax: 01482 393 375
E-mail: customer.services@eastriding.gov.uk

North Riding

North Yorkshire County Record Office
Malpas Road
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL7 8TB
Tel: 01609 777 585
Fax: 01609 777 078
E-mail: archives@northyorks.gov.uk

West Riding

Wakefield Headquarters
Registry of Deeds
Newstead Road
Wakefield
WF1 2DE
Tel: 01924 305 980
Fax: 01924 305 983
E-mail: wakefield@wyjs.org.uk

Bradford Archives

15 Canal Road
Bradford
BD1 4AT
Tel: 01274 731 931
Fax: 01274 734 013
E-mail: hetland@wyjs.org.uk

Calderdale Archives

Central Library
Northgate House
Northgate
Halifax
HX1 1UN
Tel: 01422 392 636
Fax: 01422 341 083
E-mail: calderdale@wyjs.org.uk

Kirklees Archives

Central Library
Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield
HD1 2SU
Tel: 01484 542 297
Fax: 01484 542 297
E-mail: kirklees@wyjs.org.uk

Leeds Archives

Chapeltown Road
Sheepscar
Leeds
LS7 3AP
Tel: 0113 214 5814
Fax: 0113 214 5815
email: leeds@wyjs.org.uk

Isle of Man

National Library and Archives

Manx National Heritage Douglas Isle of Man IM1 3LY E-mail: enquiries@mnh.gov.im

Scotland

General Register Office for Scotland

New Register House
3 West Register Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3YT
Tel: 0131 334 0380

Ladywell House (for census)

Edinburgh
EH12 7TF
Tel: 0131 334 0380

Monreith House

The Crichton
Bankend Road
Dumfries
Scotland
DG1 4ZE
Tel: 0131 334 0380

The National Archives of Scotland--H M General Register House

2 Princes Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3YY
Tel: 0131 535 1334
Fax: 0131 535 1328
E-mail: enquiries@nas.gov.uk

County Record Offices and Other Archives

Aberdeenshire=

Aberdeen City Archives

Town House
Broad Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1AQ
Tel: 01224 522 513
Fax: 01224 638 556
E-mail: archives@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Aberdeenshire Council Archives

Old Aberdeen House
Dunbar Street
Aberdeen
AB24 3UJ
Tel: 01224 481 775
Fax: 01224 495 830
E-mail: archives@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Aberdeen City Library

Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
Aberdeen
AB25 1GW
Tel: 1224 652511
Fax: 1224 624118
E-mail: ReferenceLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Angus

Angus Archives

Hunter Library
Restenneth Priory
by Forfar
DD8 2SZ
Tel: 01307 468644
E-mail: angus.archives@angus.gov.uk

Argyll

Argyll and Bute District Libraries

Library Headquarters
Highland Avenue
Sandbank
Dunoon
PA23 8PB
Tel: 01369 703214
Fax: 01369 705797

Ayrshire

Ayrshire Archives Centre

Craigie Estate
Ayr
KA8 0SS
Tel: 01292 287 584
Fax: 01292 284 918
E-mail: archives@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Banffshire

See General Register Office for Scotland

Berwickshire

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

St Mary’s Mill
Selkirk
TD7 5EU
Tel: 01750 724903
Fax: 01750 22875
E-mail: archives@scotborders.gov.uk

Bute

Argyll and Bute District Libraries

Library Headquarters
Highland Avenue
Sandbank
Dunoon
PA23 8PB
Tel: 01369 703214
Fax: 01369 705797

Bute Archive at Mount Stuart Mount Stuart House and Gardens

Rothesay
Isle of Bute
PA20 9LR
Tel: 01700 503 877
Fax: 01700 505 313
E-mail: contactus@mountstuart.com

Caithness

North Highland Archive

Wick Library
Sinclair Terrace
Wick
Caithness
KW1 5AB
Tel: 01955 606432
Fax: 01955 603000
E-mail: north.highlandarchive@highland.gov.uk

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire Council Archives

26-28 Drysdale Street
Alloa
FK10 1JL
Tel: 01259 722 262
Fax: 01259 219 469
E-mail: libraries@clacks.gov.uk

Dumfriesshire

Dumfries and Galloway Archives

Archive Centre
33 Burns Street
Dumfries
DG1 2PS
Tel: 01387 269 254
Fax: 01387 264 126
E-mail: libarchive@dumgal.gov.uk

Ewart Library

Catherine Street
Dumfries
Dumfries
DG1 1JB
Tel: 01387 253 820 / 01387 252 070
Fax: 01387 260 294
E-mail: libs&i@dumgal.gov.uk

Dunbartonshire

William Patrick Library

2-4 West High Street
Kirkintilloch
G66 1AD
Tel: 0141 776 8090
Fax: 0141 776 0408
E-mail: libraries@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

East Lothian

Local History Centre

Haddington Library
Newton Port
Haddington
EH41 3HA
Tel: 01620 823 307
E-mail: localhistory@eastlothian.gov.uk

Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Archives

City Chambers
High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1YJ
Tel: 0131 529 4616
Fax: 0131 529 4957

Fife

Fife Council Archive Centre

Carleton House
Balgonie Road
Markinch
KY7 6AQ
Tel: 01592 416 504
E-mail: hetla.dowsey@fife.gov.uk

Inverness-shire

Highland Council Archive

Inverness Library
Farraline Park
Inverness
IV1 1NH
Tel: 01463 220 330
Fax: 01463 711 128
E-mail: archives@highland.gov.uk

Kincardineshire

See Aberdeenshire, Aberdeenshire Council Archives

Kinross-shire

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

A K Bell Library
York Place
Perth
PH2 8EP
Tel: 01738 477 012
Fax: 01738 477 010
E-mail: archives@pkc.gov.uk

Kirkcudbrightshire

See Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway Archives

Lanarkshire

Glasgow City Council Archives and Special Collections

The Mitchell
North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DN
Tel: 0141 287 2910
Fax: 0141 287 2815
E-mail: lil@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Midlothian

Midlothian Local Studies Centre

Midlothian District Library
2 Clerk Street
Loanhead
Midlothian
EH20 9DR
Tel: 0131 271 3976
Fax: 0131 440 4635
E-mail: local.studies@midlothian.gov.uk

Moray

Elgin Library

Cooper Park
Elgin, Moray
IV30 1HS
Tel: 01343 562 644
Fax: 01343 562 630
E-mail: libstock@moray.gov.uk

Nairnshire

See Inverness-shire, Highland Council Archive

Orkney

Orkney Library and Archives

44 Junction Road
Kirkwall
KW15 1AG
Tel: 01856 873 166
Fax: 01856 875 260
E-mail: archives@orkneylibrary.org.uk

Peeblesshire

See Berwickshire, Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

Perthshire

See Kinross-shire, Perth and Kinross Library.

Dundee City Archive & Record Centre

21 City Square
Dundee
DD1 3BY
Tel: 01382 434 494
Fax: 01382 434666
E-mail: archives@dundeecity.gov.uk

Renfrewshire

Ross & Cromarty

See Inverness-shire, Highland Council Archive

Roxburghshire

See Berwickshire, Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

Selkirkshire

See Berwickshire, Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

Shetland

Shetland Archives

44 King Harald Street
Lerwick
ZE1 0EQ
Tel: 01595 696 247
Fax: 01595 696 533
E-mail: hetland.archives@sic.shetland.gov.uk

Stirlingshire

Stirling Council Archives Services

5 Borrowmeadow Road
Stirling
FK7 7UW
Tel: 01786 450 745
E-mail: archive@stirling.gov.uk

Sutherland

See Inverness-shire, Highland Council Archive

West Lothian

West Lothian Council Archives

9 Dunlop Square
Deans Industrial Estate
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 8SB
Tel: 01506 773 770
E-mail: archive@westlothian.gov.uk

Wigtownshire

See Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway Archives

Wales

The National Library of Wales

Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
Wales
SY23 3BU
Tel: 01970 632 800
Fax: 01970 615 709
E-mail: holi@llgc.org.uk

County Record Offices and Other Archives

Anglesey

Anglesey Record Office

Shire Hall
Glanhwfa Road
Llangefni
Anglesey
LL77 7TW
Tel: 01248 752 080
E-mail: archives@anglesey.gov.uk

Breconshire

Powys County Archives Office

County Hall
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5LD
Tel: 1597 826 088
E-mail: archives@powys.gov.uk

Caernarfon

Caernarfon Record Office

Swyddfa’r Cyngor
Caernarfon
LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 679 095
Fax: 01286 679 637
E-mail: archives.caernarfon@gwynedd.gov.uk

Cardigan

Ceredigion Archives

County Offices
Marine Terrace
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2DE
Tel: 01970 633 697 or 633 698
E-mail: archives@ceredigion.gov.uk

Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire Archives Service

Parc Myrddin
Richmond Terrace
Carmarthen
SA31 1DS
Tel: 01267 228 232
Fax: 01267 228 237
E-mail: archives@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Denbigh

Denbighshire Record Office

Ruthin Gaol
46 Clwyd Street
Ruthin
Denbighshire
LL15 1HP
Tel: 01824 708 250
E-mail: archives@denbighshire.gov.uk

Flintshire

=Flintshire Record Office

The Old Rectory
Hawarden
Flintshire
CH5 3NR.
Tel: 01244 532 364
Fax: 01244 538 344
E-mail: archives@flintshire.gov.uk

Glamorgan

Glamorgan Record Office
The Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NE
Telephone: 029 2078 0282
Fax: 029 2078 0284
E-mail: GlamRO@cardiff.ac.uk

Merioneth

Merionnydd Archives

Ffordd y Bala
Dolgellau
LL40 2YF
Tel: 01341 424 682
Fax: 01341 424 683
E-mail: archives.dolgellau@gwynedd.gov.uk

Monmouthshire

Gwent County Record Office

County Hall
Cwmbran
Gwent
NP44 2XH
Tel: 01633 644 886
E-mail: gwent.records@torfaen.gov.uk

Montgomeryshire

Powys County Archives Office

County Hall
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5LD
Tel: 01597 826 088
E-mail: archives@powys.gov.uk

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Record Office

The Castle
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
SA61 2EF
Tel: 01437 763 707
Fax: 01437 768 539

Radnorshire

Powys County Archives Office

County Hall
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 5LD
Tel: 01597 826 088
E-mail: archives@powys.gov.uk

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