Records Offices are invaluable when it comes to researching castles and people associated with these structures. Here you will find a listing of the offices.

National

Public Record Office
Kew
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm

The British Library Manuscript Collections
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: 020 7412 7513 Fax: 020 7412 7745

Historical Manuscripts Commission
Quality House, Quality Court
Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HP
Tel: 020 7242 1198 Fax: 020 7831 3550

National Library of Wales
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3BU
Tel: 01970 632800 Fax: 01970 615709

Historical Search Room
HM General Register House
2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY
Tel: 0131 5351334 Fax: 0131 5351328

Wales

Anglesey:
Anglesey County Record Office
Shire Hall
Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7TW
Tel: 01248 752080

Carmarthenshire:
Carmarthenshire Archives Service
Parc Myrddin, Richmond Terrace
Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire SA31 1DS
Tel: 01267 228232 Fax: 01267 228237

Ceredigion:
Ceredigion Archives
County Offices
Marine Terrace
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2DE
Tel: 01970 633697/633698

Conwy:
Conwy Record Office
Old Board School
Lloyd Street, Llandudno LL30 2YG
Tel: 01492 860882

Denbighshire:
Denbighshire Record Office
46 Clwyd Street
Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1HP
Tel: 01824 708250 Fax: 01824 708258

Flintshire:
Flintshire Record Office
The Old Rectory
Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3NR
Tel: 01244 532364 Fax: 01244 538344

Glamorgan:
Glamorgan Record Office
The Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NE
Tel: 029 2078 0282 Fax: 029 2078 0284

West Glamorgan Archive Service
County Hall,
Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN
Tel: 01792 636589 Fax: 01792 637130

Gwyndd:
Council Offices
Caernarfon, Gwynedd
LL55 1SH
Tel: 01286 672255 Fax: 01286 673993

Pembrokeshire:
Pembrokeshire Record Office
The Castle
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 2EF
Tel:01437 763707 Fax:01437 768539

Powys:
Powys County Archives Office
County Hall
Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5LG
Tel: 01597 826088

England

Bedfordshire:
The County Archivist
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
County Hall, Bedford MK42 9AP
Tel: 01234 228833 or 228777 or 363222 ext.2833 Fax: 01234 228854

Buckinghamshire:
Buckinghamshire Records & Local Studies Service
County Hall, Walton Street
Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 1UU
Tel: 01296 382587 Fax: 01296 382274

Cambridgeshire:
County Record Office
RES 1009 Room 001
Shire Hall
Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP
Tel: 01223 717281 Fax: 01223 717201

Cheshire:
Cheshire Record Office
Duke Street
Chester, Cheshire CH1 1RL
Tel: 01244 602574 Fax : 01244 603812

Cornwall:
Cornwall Record Office
County Hall
Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY
Tel: 01872 323127 Fax: 01872 270340

Cumbria:
Cumbria Record Office
The Castle, Carlisle CA3 8UR
Tel: (01228) 607285 or 607284

Derbyshire:
Derbyshire Record Office
35201 New Street
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG
Tel: 01629 58000 Fax: 01629 57611

Devon:
Devon Record Office
Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU
Tel: 01392 384253

Dorset:
Dorset Record Office
Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RP
Tel: 01305 250550 Fax: 01305 257184

Durham County:
Durham Record Office
County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL
Tel: 0191 383 3253 Fax: 0191 383 4500

Gloucestershire:
Gloucestershire Record Office
Clarence Row
Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW
Tel: 01452 425295 Fax: 01452 426378

Hampshire:
Hampshire Record Office
Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH
Tel: 01962 846154

Herefordshire:
Herefordshire Record Office
The Old Barracks
Harold Street, Hereford HR1 2QX
Tel: 01432 260750

Hertfordshire:
County Hall, Pegs Lane
Hertford, Hertfordshire SG13 8EJ
Tel: 01992 555105

Huntingdonshire:
County Record Office
Grammar School Walk
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 6LF
Tel: 01480 375842 Fax: 01480 375842

Kent:
The Centre for Kentish Studies
Sessions House, County Hall
Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ
Tel 01622 694363 Fax 01622 694379

Lancashire:
Lancashire Record Office
Bow Lane
Preston, Lancashire PR1 2RE
Tel: 01772 263039 Fax : 01772 263050

London:
London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road, London EC1R OHB
Tel: 020 7332 3820 Fax: 020 7833 9136

Norfolk:
Gildengate House
Anglia Square
Upper Green Lane, Norwich NR3 1AX
Tel: 01603 761349 Fax: 01603 761885

Northamptonshire:
Northamptonshire Record Office
Wootton Hall Park
Northampton, Northants NN4 8BQ
Tel: 01604 762129 Fax: 01604 767562

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, Nottinghamshire NG2 1AG
Tel: 01159 581634 Fax: 01159 413997

Oxfordshire:
Oxfordshire Record Office
St Luke's Church
Temple Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2EX
Tel 01865 398200

Shropshire:
Shropshire Records & Research Centre
Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ
Tel: 01743 255350 Fax: 01743 255355

Somerset:
Somerset Record Office
Obridge Road
Taunton, Somerset TA2 4BU
Tel: 01823 278805 Fax: 01823 325402

Staffordshire:
Staffordshire Record Office
Eastgate Street, Stafford ST16 2LZ
Tel: 01785 278379 Fax: 01785-278384

Suffolk:
Suffolk Record Office
77 Raingate Street
Bury St Edmunds IP33 2AR
Tel: 01284 352352 Fax 01284 352355

Surrey:
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
Woking, Surrey GU21 1ND
Tel: 01483 594594 Fax: 01483 594595

East Sussex:
The East Sussex Record Office
The Maltings
Castle Precinct
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YT
Tel: 01273 482349 Fax: 01273 482341

West Sussex:
West Sussex Record Office
County Hall
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RN
Tel: 01243 753600 Fax: 01243 533959

Warwickshire:
Warwickshire County Record Office
Priory Park
Cape Road, Warwick CV34 4JS
Tel: 01926 412735 Fax: 01926 412509

Wiltshire and Swindon:
Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office
Library and Heritage Headquarters
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8BS
Tel: 01225 713709 Fax: 01225 713993

Worcestershire:
Record Office, County Hall
Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP

Yorkshire:
West Yorkshire Archive Service
Yorkshire Archaeological Society Claremont 23
Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ
Tel: 0113 245 6362 Fax: 0113 244 1979

Scotland

Aberdeen:
Town House
Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1AQ
Tel: 01224 522513 Fax: 01224 638556

Angus:
Angus Archives
Montrose Library
214 High Street
Montrose, Angus DD10 8PH
Tel: 01674 671415

Argyll & Bute:
Library Headquarters
Highland Avenue
Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PB
Tel: 01369 703214

Dumfries & Galloway:
Dumfries & Galloway Archives
33 Burns Street Dumfries, DG1 2PS
Tel: 01387 269254

East Lothian:
Haddington Library
Newton Port, Haddington EH41 3NA
Tel: 01620 823307

Fife:
Reference & Local Studies Department
War Memorial Gardens
Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1YG
Tel. 01592 412878

Highland:
The North Highland Archive
Wick Library
Sinclair Terrace
Wick, Caithness KW1 5AB
Tel: 01955 606432 Fax: 01955 603000

The Highland Council Archive
Cultural and Leisure Services
Inverness Library
Farraline Park, Inverness IV1 1NH
Tel: 01463 220330 Fax: 01463 711128

Moray:
The Local Heritage Officer
Grant Lodge, Cooper Park
Elgin, Moray IV30 1HS
Tel: 01343 563413 Fax: 01343 549050

Orkney:
The Orkney Library and Archives
Laing Street
Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1NW
Tel: 01856 873 166 Fax: 01856 875260

Shetlands:
Shetland Islands Council
King Harald Street
Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0JX
Tel: 01595 696247 Fax: 01595 696533

Perth & Kinross:
Perth and Kinross Libraries and Archives
York Place, Perth PH2 8EP
Tel: 01738 444949

Stirling:
Stirling Council Archives Services
Unit 6, Burghmuir Industrial Estate
Stirling FK7 7PY
Tel: 01786 450745

West Lothian:
Local History Library
Connolly House
Hopefield Road, Blackburn EH47 7HZ
Tel: 01506 776331 Fax: 01506 776345

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