Nottinghamshire County Public Records

The Public Record Office of Nottinghamshire, England

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Nottinghamshire Archives and Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Record Office
County House
Castle Meadow Road

Phone Number:
+0300 – 500 – 8080

Email Address:

You can contact the Public Records Office by telephone at 0300 – 500 – 8080 for general enquiries, 0115 – 958 – 1634 for archive enquiries and 0115 – 950 – 4524 for administration enquiries, by fax at 0115 – 941 – 3997 or by email at They are open Tuesday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Wednesday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:45 pm. The offices are closed Mondays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. They use the CARN (County Archive Research Network) scheme.

You can read and print Microfiche, access original archives, read printed books and access the computers. When it comes to the Microfiche, you do not need to book it. They provide you with indexes and lists to make finding a particular fiche simple and easy. You are also allowed to print copies of your document. Also, if you do not know how to use a Microfiche reader and printer the staff can help you.

When it comes to the archives research area you don’t need to book a table or space. The archives are kept in their original groups. You can find court records, deposited documents, district and borough council records, enclosure awards, maps and plans, non-conformist records, Nottingham city council records, Nottinghamshire county council records, ordnance survey maps, parish council records, parish records, prints and illustrations, probate records, school records, semi-official records, Southwell Chapter records, Southwell Diocesan records and tithe awards. The office provides catalogues to identify documents and indexes to find people, places and subjects.

Nottinghamshire public records office has seven computers available for public use. Five of those computers must be booked using their online NetLoan system. They can be booked for up to two hours per day with the first slot available at 9:00 am. You can book three weeks ahead of your visit. To book a computer you must have your library card number and your PIN code. The remaining two computers cannot be booked but can only be used twice a day for 30 minutes at a time. You must use your library card number and PIN number. They also provide free broadband WiFi for you.

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