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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.

Cirencester Local and Family History Centre

For anyone who wants to know about past and present life in Cirencester and the surrounding area.

Cirencester special collection

The Cirencester Bingham Collection has been moved to Gloucestershire Archives


  • Wide range of books about Cirencester and the surrounding area (South Cotswolds) 

Newspapers and periodicals

  • Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Standard on microfilm from 1837 to date, with an index from 1837 to 1939 (index is now available on the Gloucestershire Archives online catalogue)
  • Cirencester Times 1856 to 1871 on microfilm
  • Cirencester Flying Post for 1742


  • Maps and plans of Cirencester 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


  • County directories on microfiche and in book form 1820 to 1939

Cirencester Archaeological and Historical Society

  • A link to the Society's website appears here.

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