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Building works affecting Gloucestershire Archives

We currently have builders on site. Before your visit, please check the latest information about opening hours and parking. You will need to order your documents before you visit.

Christmas & New Year opening hours

Good news! The Archives will remain open until 4.30 pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 when we will close for the Christmas break. We will re-open at 9.00 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

We will be closing at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018 to move into the newly refurbished Heritage Hub. We will be reopening at 9.00 am on 13 March 2018.

Manorial documents

Between 2010 and 2012 Gloucestershire Archives worked with the National Archives to create an updated web-based searchable form of the Manorial Documents Register for the historic county of Gloucestershire.

The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) identifies the nature and location of manorial records. 

Manorial documents have statutory protection under the Manorial Documents Rules. They are defined in the rules as court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents, and books of every description relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of a manor. Only those types of document defined in the rules as manorial documents are noted in the Manorial Documents Register. Title deeds and other evidences of title are not defined as manorial documents and are therefore not included in the register.

For more information on the Manorial Document Register and to search the completed counties, please follow this link: Manorial Documents RegisterOpens new window.

You can find details of Gloucestershire Archives holdings of manorial documents in our catalogueOpens new window

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