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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.

Cinderford Local and Family History Centre

For anyone who wants to know about past and present life in the Forest of Dean.

Books

  • Wide range of books and pamphlets about Cinderford and the Forest of Dean area
  • Victoria County History Forest of Dean volume
  • Standard histories of Gloucestershire

Newspapers and periodicals

  • Dean Forest Mercury on microfilm from 1881 to 2007. Some gaps exist - please check the newspaper list for holdings 
  • The New Regard (Journal of the Forest of Dean Local History Society) 1985 - date
  • Index to births deaths & marriages mentioned in the Dean Forest Mercury in the 1890's

Maps

  • Copies of tithe maps of a selection of parishes in the Forest of Dean
  • Maps and plans of Cinderford and the Forest of Dean area from the 1880s to the 1990s, including Ordnance Survey maps at 25 inches to the mile/1:2500 on microfiche and 6 inches to the mile/1:10,000

Directories 

  • Cinderford directories
  • County directories on microfiche, 1820 to 1939

Forest of Dean Societies

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