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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.

Researching the history of your area

If you're interested in the landscape, start with:

  • Ordnance survey maps
  • Tithe apportionments
  • Inclosure awards
  • Estate maps

If you're interested in buildings, start with:

  • Trade and street directories
  • Planning records
  • Taxation records
  • Deeds

If you're interested in people, start with:

  • Census returns
  • Probate records
  • Baptism, marriage and burial records
  • Newspapers

Material is held in seven centres across the County.  Find details of each using the links to the left. 

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