Bedfordshire Archives

Bedfordshire Archives
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford
MK42 9AP
01234 267422
Region or country
England (East)

Bedfordshire Archives include Quarter Sessions records under QE; records of the High Sheriff, Assizes  under HSA; they also have prison material such as calendar of prisoners.  They hold Bedfordshire & Luton Police Authority Records under PO and provide an introduction to policing in Bedford at

What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive, Library
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
See above - prison, court and policing material including early mugshot collection
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Web address of online collections catalogue
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Open to visitors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, with separate morning and afternoon sessions: 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm.
Available services or facilities
Visitor parking, Toilets
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
We welcome disabled visitors but access to our premises is awkward for people in wheelchairs and those who have difficulty walking. It may be helpful to telephone us to confirm access arrangements. All direct routes into the building are either via steps or the steep slope from Prebend Street. Indirect access for wheelchair users is via the main Borough Hall building.
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