Warwickshire County Record Office

Organisation: Archive

Collections held: Courts, Police

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

Warwickshire County Record Office holds the archival collections of Warwickshire/Warwick Borough/Coventry Adjourned Quarter Sessions, Warwickshire Petty Sessions, Magistrates' Courts, and Constabulary.

Court material includes early indictment records (17th century to early 20th century), order and minute books, registers and session papers, (1625-late 20th century); calendars of prisoners (19th - 20th centuries) and some depositions (19th century)

Constabulary material includes: General Order Books from 1840; reports of Chief Constables from 1855; records of serving officers from 1850's, records of a number of local divisional stations, 19th and 20th centuries, and the 'Known Thieves' photograph albums, late 19th century - c1930.

Online catalogue 'Warwickshire's Past Unlocked' and databases (including that of the Calendars of Prisoners):

Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick CV34 4JS

Contact: recordoffice@warwickshire.gov.uk

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

Various books and pamphlets concerning local crimes in Warwickshire County Record Office's library, and also the Warwickshire County Records: Session Order Books, vols 1-IX, 1625-1696 (transcribed, printed and calendared from the original Warwickshire Quarter Session indictment/order and minute books).

Historic Buildings?

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Online access (catalogue only), Online (digital records)

How big is the collection?

Documents: 5001-10,000
Photographs: 101- 500
Objects: None
Artwork: None
Books/journals/magazines: 101- 500

Photo credits

Warwickshire County Record Office