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.

We will be closed from Monday 11th December 2017, reopening as Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. During this time  we will be relocating to the remodelled public space. We hope to keep disruption to our customers at a minimum as this is our least busy time of the year. We look forward to welcoming you to the Heritage Hub in the New Year

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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