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

The Hart Silversmith's Trust project

The Hart Silversmith's Trust project is focused on conserving a collection of about 3,500 drawings covering a span of over 100 years, and represents an important part of local and national heritage, as well as a valuable record of silversmithing and the Arts and Crafts movement. The vast majority of these drawings and designs were created by George Henry Hart, the first generation of the Hart silversmiths in Chipping Campden. The collection also includes drawings by Charles Robert Ashbee, the renowned architect, designer, entrepreneur and prime mover of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Gloucestershire Archives has supported the project by advising the Trust, training its project volunteers, helping to digitise the collection, and preserving the original drawings in its specialist strongrooms. Any researcher wishing to use the collection should contact the Trust directly.

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