Record Offices in Yorkshire

Record Offices in Yorkshire

There are county record offices in the East Riding and North Yorkshire, a city archives in York and a purpose-built History Centre in Kingston upon Hull. But in West and South Yorkshire, there are offices in each of the nine local government districts. The record offices in West Yorkshire are united in the West Yorkshire Archive Service. In South Yorkshire, all the archive services are provided independently by the four district councils.

In addition to these local authority-provided services there are also two institutions which serve the whole of historic Yorkshire. These are the Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York and the Yorkshire Archaeological Society (YAS). The Borthwick holds the records of the archdiocese of York, which include the wills admitted to probate for most of Yorkshire from the middle ages to 1858. The YAS was established in the mid-nineteenth century, and provided a place of safekeeping for archives long before local record offices came into existence.

All the offices listed here hold parish and other registers for their areas, although in some cases these are microfilm copies of documents held in other (diocesan) offices.

East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives & Local Studies, The Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, but address correspondence to East Riding Archives & Local Studies, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA Telephone: 01482 392790 Email:

Hull History Centre, Worship Street, Hull, HU2 8BG Telephone: 01482 317500 Email: Website:

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Record Office, Malpas Road, Northallerton but address correspondence to County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AF. Telephone: 01609 777585

York City Archives, Art Gallery Building, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW. Telephone: 01904 551878

Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. Telephone: 01904 321166 Email: Website:

South Yorkshire

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies Department, Central Library, Shambles Street, Barnsley, S70 2 JF Telephone: 01226 773950/773938.

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Department, Central Library, Walker Place, Rotherham, S65 1JH Telephone: 01709 823616. Email: Website:

Sheffield Archives, 52 Shoreham Street, Sheffield, S1 4SP. Telephone : 0114 203 9395. Website:

West Yorkshire


West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford, Bradford Central Library, Prince's Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN Telephone: 01274 435099.

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale, Central Library, Northgate House, Northgate, Halifax, HX1 1UN. Telephone: 01422 392636.

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees, Central Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU. Telephone: 01484 221966.

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds, Chapeltown Road, Sheepscar, Leeds, LS7 3AP. Telephone: 0113 214 5814.

West Yorkshire Archvie Service Headquarters, Registry of Deeds, Newstead Road, Wakefield, WF1 2DE. Telephone: 01924 305980. 

Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ Telephone: 0113 2456362 Website:


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