Denbighshire Archives

Organisation: Archive

Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons

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

Crime & Punishment Material includes:
Quarter Session records
Petty Sessions (later Magistrates Courts)
County Court Records (Civil Courts)
Police Records
Ruthin Gaol Prisoner Records
Coroner’s Records

The Crime and Punishment collections equates to around 10,000 records.

Online catalogue available:

46 Clwyd Street, Ruthin, LL15


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

Historic Buildings?

The archives are held in the former Ruthin gaol - the only purpose-built Pentonville style prison open to the public as a heritage attraction.

Who can access the collection?

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

How big is the collection?

Documents: Unknown
Photographs: Unknown