Berkshire Record Office

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Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

Online catalogue available: ww2.berkshirenclosure.org.uk/calmview/

We do hold some police records within the Quarter Session records – there are the Berkshire Constabulary Examination Books, 1856-1929 (Q/APE1) and the Chief Constables’ reports, 1878-1964 (Q/APR)

The Berkshire Record Office holds many unique collections that allow you to explore the County's history, including its major towns such as Reading, Newbury and Windsor.

Crime and Punishment collections include: Reading Prison records, Broadmoor Hospital records, Berkshire Quarter Sessions records, Petty sessions records, notebooks of Thomas Noon Talford, judge c.1832-1853, Borough Quarter Sessions c.1500-1840, Miscellaneous Abingdon Gaol Records 1856-1867, papers relating to Reading House of Correction 1620-1651, Wallingford Castle Prison records 1316-1507, Wallingford Borough ‘Custodes Pacis’ records 1308-1819, Berkshire County Council records, Association for the Prosecution of Felons etc., Berkshire Constabulary Examination Books, 1856-1929 and the Chief Constables’ reports, 1878-1964.

For a full listing please contact the Record Office.

9 Coley Avenue, Reading RG1 6AF

Contact: arch@reading.gov.uk / 01189375132

Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Registered users, Online access (catalogue only)

How big is the collection?

Documents: 1001-5000
Photographs: 11- 100
Objects: None
Artwork: Less than 10
Books/journals/magazines: 11- 100

Photo credits

Image courtesy of Berkshire Record Office