Archive Information: Warwickshire County Record Office

Where to find us!

Name of Archive: Warwickshire County Record Office 

Location/Address: Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4JS 

Opening Hours: 9am-4pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 9am-12pm Saturday 

Accessibility Information: Wheelchair accessible; Disabled parking; Disabled access toilet; Large print guides; Hearing loop. 

What is expecting you!

Our Building

A history of the site now occupied by the Record Office can be found here.

Our staff

Our staff are a little camera shy, but that’s not the case for our infamous mascot Chambearlin! You can check out his antics on our social media pages. 

1 Collections and Development Manager,

1 Senior Archivist, 5 Archivists,

1 Principal Archive Assistant, 2 Archive Assistants,

1 Apprentice Archive Assistant, 1 Archive Trainee,

1 Senior Conservator, 1 Senior Conservation and Reprographics Assistant,

1 Collections and Development Officer, 1 Genealogist and Records Assistant, 1 Compliance Officer. 

What you will find!

What we collect

We have many items in our collections which could be deemed “unusual”. They include these keys and branded cutlery from Central Hospital, Hatton, which was originally built in the 19th century as the county’s lunatic asylum. (Warwickshire County Record Office, CR5060/24-26). 

We collect, preserve and make available historic records relating to the County of Warwickshire. This includes:

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

Our catalogue and online resources

Many of our catalogues are available to view on our online catalogue, Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked.  

You can find out more about the services we offer on the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire website. 

Learn more about the history of the county (and submit your own articles, memories and photos) on the Our Warwickshire website.

Details of our events, courses and talks can be found on our Eventbrite page. 

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.