Northumberland Archives

Northumberland Archives
Woodhorn QE2 Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland
NE63 9FL
01670 624358
Region or country
England (North East)

Northumberland Archives is the archive service for Northumberland – England’s most northerly county. We collect records relating to the history of Northumberland, its communities and people. Our Archive holdings are split between two offices – Woodhorn and the Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office. The latter holds records relating to the geographical area held by Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council which extends from Berwick, south to Ellingham and across to the Cheviots. Records relating to the remainder of the present County of Northumberland are held at Woodhorn.

What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
Records of the Berwick Borough Police Constabulary 1840-1920: Under prefix BA/C/PO; coroners records: Under prefix COS; Northumberland Constabulary records: Under prefix NC; Berwick upon Tweed Quarter Sessions records under prefix BA/J/QS; Borough Archives for Berwick-upon-Tweed which had its own Quarter Session Court up to 1951. The town also had a prison. In addition, the archives include Petty Sessions records for the North Northumberland area.
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Web address of online collections catalogue
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Northumberland Archives and Berwick-upon-Tweed Archives: Opening hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:00; search rooms at both sites; research service available. Users of our service must register prior to using The Study Centre. Northumberland Archives is a member of the Archives Card scheme.
Available services or facilities
Visitor parking, Toilets
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
No information.
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