Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Organisation: Archive

Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons

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

We are a local authority funded archive and local studies service. We are a Shared Service between Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils.
Online Catalogue available:

Chester CH1 1RL


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

Cheshire Record Office Guide ed Caroline M Williams (1991)

Historic Buildings?

Who can access the collection?

Internal only (staff), External (public), Registered users, Online access (catalogue only), Online (digital records)

How big is the collection?

Documents: 1001-5000
Photographs: 101- 500
Objects: None
Artwork: None
Books/journals/magazines: 101- 500

Photo credits

Image courtesy of Cheshire Archives and Local Studies