About the Archive

Pembrokeshire Archives & Local Studies

Opening Hours:
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: 10am – 4pm

Location/Address:
Pembrokeshire Archives
Prendergast
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
SA61 2PE

Accessibility Information:
Wheelchair accessible

Disabled parking

Disabled access toilet

Hearing aid loop setting

High visibility keyboards

Adjustable desks

Large print outs

Bilingual English and Welsh service

Staff:
Claire Orr – Archives Manager


Mary Robinson – Trainee Archivist

Anne Palmer – Archives & Local Studies Assistant

Rosemary Roach – Archives & Local Studies Assistant

Elliot MacMillan -Archives & Local Studies Assistant

Ben Davison – Archives & Local Studies Assistant

What We Collect:
We preserve Pembrokeshire’s rich and varied documentary and pictorial heritage. This includes:

Electoral Rolls
Censuses
Nonconformist registers
1910 Finance Act valuations
Tithe maps and award
Land tax returns (1786-1831)
Quarter Sessions
Petty Sessions
Council records
School admissions registers and logbooks
Crew lists
Shipping registers
Workhouse registers
Maps and plans
Photographs and postcards
Monumental Inscription surveys
Estate papers
Solicitor’s papers
Family collections
Diaries
Poor Law Union records
Pembrokeshire Women’s Institute papers

Most Unusual Item:
HDX/1634/131: A lock of hair that belonged to belonged to Henry Edmund Burleigh Leach (1870-1936), who was a decorated military officer between 1887 and 1920 and a prominent figure in Pembrokeshire. This lock of hair is dated 10th September 1872, so was taken at some point between the two photographs.