Coronavirus update

We’re pleased to welcome pre-booked researchers and volunteers.   Please see details of our new arrangements on our Preparing to Visit page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

Gloucestershire Family History Society have re-opened for pre-booked visits.


External emails

We are currently unable to receive external emails so please ring us on 01452 425295 if the matter is urgent and/or about your visit.   Apologies for the inconvenience.

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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