Shropshire Archives

Organisation: Archive

Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons

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

The Archives hold an extensive series of Quarter Sessions records for the county of Shropshire as well as records for the separate Quarter Sessions held for the Boroughs of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Much Wenlock and Bishop’s Castle. It also holds series of Petty Sessions / Magistrates Courts registers, Coroner’s and Police records for the county, along with a selection of records relating to Shrewsbury Gaol.

Please visit the website for our guides to crime and punishment and police records, as well as access to our online catalogues:

Castle Gates, Shrewsbury SY1 2AQ, United Kingdom


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

Who can access the collection?

Registered users

How big is the collection?

Documents: 10,001-20,000
Photographs: 101- 500
Objects: None
Artwork: None
Books/journals/magazines: 101- 500