Carlisle Archive Centre

Carlisle Archive Centre
Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle
01228 227284
Region or country
England (North West)

Original documents from the twelfth century to the present day, relating to the part of the historic county of Cumberland which is north of the River Derwent. The areas around Carlisle, Keswick, Penrith and Maryport are amongst those for which material is available. These include: Church of England Parishes, Nonconformist Churches, Local Authorities, Diocese of Carlisle, Dean and Chapter of Carlisle Cathedral, Schools, Businesses and Industries, Families and Landed Estates Civil Parishes, Solicitors, Societies, Official records

What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
Police: Significant collection of policing records relating to the constituent forces of Cumbria Constabulary under main prefixes of YSCONS, BSCONS, SCONS
Also magistrate's court records; juvenile's court records, quarter sessions; gaols and houses of correction; coroners records mainly BTCORB, BTCORF, BTCORSE etc
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 Wednesday to Friday: 9.30am to 1pm; 2pm to 5pm (closed between 1pm to 2pm. The Archive Centre is closed to the public on all other days. Assistance with family history from Cumbria Family History Society each Wednesday, 10.00-12.00
Available services or facilities
Cafe, Visitor parking, Toilets
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
Refreshment area, toilets, copying facilities, wheelchair access and hearing loop;
Other connected heritage sites, museums or archives
Kendal Archive Centre; Whitehaven Archive Centre; Barrow Archive Centre
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