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Henley Street
CV37 6QW

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Telephone: 01789 204 016


Open: Monday 10.15-12.30, Tuesday 10.15-3, Wednesday 10.15-12.30 by appointment

Closed: Bank holidays; Christmas/New Year

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  • Proof of identity required
  • Readers ticket required

Two hour appointment slots must by booked in advance. See website for details

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  • Reprographics: Staff can copy certain items for a small fee; self-service photograph permits (certain items only) - £5 per day
  • ARCHON code: 188

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    Collections information

    Businesses (105)

    Organisations (224)

    Persons (103)

    Diaries (25)

    Families (49)

    • Archer family of Tanworth Tanworth, Warwickshire
    • Archer family, Barons Archer, of Umberslade Umberslade, Warwickshire
    • Aston family, baronets, of Aston Hall Aston Hall, Cheshire;Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berkshire;Nuneaton, Warwickshire;Awsworth, Nottinghamshire;Kingsbury, Warwickshire;Southery, Norfolk
    • Beecham family of Clopton Clopton, Warwickshire;Mursley, Buckinghamshire
    • Brydges family, Dukes of Chandos Shaw, Berkshire;Eyam, Derbyshire;Andover, Hampshire;Avington, Hampshire;East Wellow, Hampshire;Wilton, Herefordshire;Westminster, Middlesex;Hope, Jamaica;Canons Park, Middlesex;Enfield, Middlesex;Middleton, Jamaica;Little Stanmore, Middlesex;Stanmore, Middlesex;Keynsham, Somerset;Wedmore, Somerset;West Wellow, Wiltshire;Boughrood, Radnorshire;Llanstephen, Radnorshire
    • Corbett family of Admington Hall Admington Hall, Warwickshire
    • Cornwallis family, Barons Cornwallis Cranbrook, Kent;Linton Park, Kent
    • Cotton family of Wem Wem, Shropshire
    • Dighton family of Clifford Chambers Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire;Hidcote Bartrim, Gloucestershire
    • Faulds family of Stratford upon Avon Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
    • Ferrers family of Baddesley Clinton Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire
    • Fetherston family of Packwood Packwood, Warwickshire
    • Flower family of Startford-upon-Avon Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
    • Fortescue family, Earls Fortescue Castle Hill, Devon;Port Gaverne, Cornwall;Filleigh, Devon;Challacombe, Devon;Georgeham, Devon;High Bray, Devon;Lamerton, Devon;Weare Giffard, Devon;Ebrington, Gloucestershire;Hidecote, Gloucestershire;Stretton Magna, Leicestershire;Billingborough, Lincolnshire;Sempringham, Lincolnshire;Tattershall, Lincolnshire;Ashwick, Somerset;Norton St Philip, Somerset;Dunmore, County Waterford;Nymph Hall, County Waterford
    • Granville family of Wellesbourne Wellesbourne, Warwickshire;Calwich, Staffordshire
    • Gregory family of Stivichall Stivichall, Warwickshire
    • Heath family of Brasted Brasted, Kent
    • Higgins family of Alveston Alveston, Warwickshire;Tiddington, Warwickshire
    • Hoddesdon family of Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire;Bradenham, Buckinghamshire;Stewkley, Buckinghamshire
    • Holbech family of Fillongley Fillongley, Warwickshire;Maxstoke, Warwickshire
    • Holtom family of Stratford-on-Avon Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
    • Hutchings family of Stratford-on-Avon Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
    • Knight family of Barrells Barrells, Warwickshire;Studley, Warwickshire;Ullenhall, Warwickshire;Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire;Mold, Flintshire
    • Landor family of Whitnash Whitnash, Warwickshire
    • Leigh family of Adlestrop Adlestrop, Gloucestershire;Longborough, Gloucestershire;Holborn, Middlesex;Egham, Surrey
    • Leigh family, Barons Leigh Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire;Bradenham, Buckinghamshire;Stewkley, Buckinghamshire;Little Leigh, Cheshire;Orsett, Essex;Adlestrop, Gloucestershire;Longborough, Gloucestershire;Standon, Hertfordshire;Plumstead, Kent;Claybrook Magna, Leicestershire;Holborn, Middlesex;Kensington, Middlesex;Westminster, Middlesex;Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire;Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire;Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire;Offlow, Staffordshire;Yoxall, Staffordshire;Egham, Surrey;Fillongley, Warwickshire;Maxstoke, Warwickshire;Stoneleigh, Warwickshire;Tysoe, Warwickshire;Watergall, Warwickshire;Wibtoft, Warwickshire
    • Lord family of Egham Egham, Surrey
    • Lucy family of Charlecote Charlecote, Warwickshire;Wellesborne, Warwickshire
    • Ludford family of Ansley Hall Ansley, Warwickshire
    • Ludford-Astley family of Ansley Hall Ansley Hall, Warwickshire
    • Mills family of Pillerton Hersey Pillerton Hersey, Warwickshire;Pillerton Priors, Warwickshire
    • Mordaunt family, baronets, of Walton Walton, Warwickshire;Wellesbourne, Warwickshire;Finchingfield, Essex;Hempstead, Essex;Radwinter, Essex;Steeple Bumpstead, Essex;Wicken, Northamptonshire;Berkley, Somerset;Compton Bishop, Somerset;Rodden, Somerset
    • Musgrave family, baronets, of Hartley Castle, Westmorland and Edenhall, Cumberland Edenhall, Cumberland;Hartley, Westmorland
    • Olney family of Weston Underwood Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire
    • Page-Turner family of Ambrosden Ambrosden, Oxfordshire;Battlesden, Bedfordshire;Potsgrove, Bedfordshire;Streatley, Bedfordshire;Sundon, Bedfordshire
    • Peyto family of Chesterton Chesterton, Warwickshire
    • Philips family of Welcombe Welcombe, Warwickshire
    • Philips family, baronets, of Weston Weston Park, Warwickshire
    • Porritt family of Stratford upon Avon Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
    • Rice family of Alderminster and Stratford Upon Avon Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire;Alderminster, Worcestershire
    • Sackville family, Barons Sackville Cranfield, Bedfordshire;Bourn, Cambridgeshire;Copt Hall, Essex;Epping Upland, Essex;Mount Bures, Essex;Sheering, Essex;Sezincote, Gloucestershire;Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire;Ledbury, Herefordshire;Chiddingstone, Kent;Kemsing, Kent;Knole, Kent;Otford, Kent;Sevenoaks, Kent;London;Drayton, Oxfordshire;Hanwell, Oxfordshire;Bath, Somerset;Blackford, Somerset;Adbaston, Staffordshire;Alrewas, Staffordshire;Batchacre, Staffordshire;Croxall, Staffordshire;West Horsley, Surrey;Buckhurst Park, Sussex;Charlton, Sussex;Chiddingly, Sussex;East Grinstead, Sussex;Framfield, Sussex;Lullington, Sussex;Stoneland Lodge, Sussex;Wiston, Sussex;Withyham, Sussex;Milcote, Warwickshire;Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire;Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire;Feckenham, Worcestershire;Glenogra, County Limerick
    • Schofield family of Stratford-on-Avon Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire
    • Throckmorton family, baronets, of Coughton Court Coughton Court, Warwickshire;Buckland, Berkshire;Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire;Martinhoe, Devon;Molland, Devon;Bampton, Oxfordshire;Sampford Brett, Somerset;Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire;Throckmorton, Worcestershire
    • Townshend family, Marquesses Townshend Calverton, Buckinghamshire;Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire;Ely, Cambridgeshire;Fordham, Cambridgeshire;Soham, Cambridgeshire;Ashbourne, Derbyshire;Walton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire;East Donyland, Essex;Great Bentley, Essex;Wivenhoe, Essex;Kempsford, Gloucestershire;Amwell, Hertfordshire;Balls Park, Hertfordshire;Bengeo, Hertfordshire;Gorhambury, Hertfordshire;Wigston Magna, Leicestershire;London;Canonbury, Middlesex;Clerkenwell, Middlesex;Binham, Norfolk;Coxford, Norfolk;East Raynham, Norfolk;Great Yarmouth, Norfolk;Helhoughton, Norfolk;Horsham St Faith, Norfolk;Langham, Norfolk;Morston, Norfolk;Oxwich with Pattesley, Norfolk;Raynham Hall, Norfolk;Stiffkey, Norfolk;Weasenham, Norfolk;Wellingham, Norfolk;West Rudham, Norfolk;Elkington, Northamptonshire;Tamworth, Staffordshire;Tettenhall, Staffordshire;Akenham, Suffolk;Great Thurlow, Suffolk;Kentford, Suffolk;Rendlesham, Suffolk;Flecknoe, Warwickshire;Lea Marston, Warwickshire;Wellesbourne, Warwickshire;Hannington, Wiltshire;Inglesham, Wiltshire;Ramsbury, Wiltshire;Risby, Yorkshire
    • Verney family, Barons Willoughby de Broke Long Stanton, Cambridgeshire;Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire;Poyntington, Dorset;East Leach Turville, Gloucestershire;Tytherington, Gloucestershire;Cottered, Hertfordshire;Brasted, Kent;Northbourne, Kent;Otford, Kent;Allexton, Leicestershire;Horninghold, Leicestershire;Kimcote and Walton, Leicestershire;Frampton, Lincolnshire;Helpringham, Lincolnshire;North Ingelby, Lincolnshire;Scredington, Lincolnshire;London;Hackney, Middlesex;Stepney, Middlesex;Westminster, Middlesex;Collyweston, Northamptonshire;Coton, Northamptonshire;Long Buckby, Northamptonshire;Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire;Sulby, Northamptonshire;Cottesmore, Rutland;Bramshall, Staffordshire;Penkridge, Staffordshire;Tutbury, Staffordshire;East Sheen, Surrey;Richmond, Surrey;Burton Dassett, Warwickshire;Chadshunt, Warwickshire;Chesterton, Warwickshire;Combrook, Warwickshire;Compton Verney, Warwickshire;Drayton, Warwickshire;Kineton, Warwickshire;Lighthorne, Warwickshire;Walsgrave On Sowe, Warwickshire
    • Vyner family of Eathorpe Eathorpe, Warwickshire;Northleach, Gloucestershire;Waddingworth, Lincolnshire;Wispington, Lincolnshire;Frankton, Warwickshire;Wappenbury, Warwickshire
    • Wesson family of Hill Farm, Old Stratford Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
    • Whitfield family of Stratford upon Avon Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
    • Yate family, baronets, of Buckland Buckland, Berkshire;Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (46)

    • NRA 33781 Archer family, Barons Archer and Musgrave family: deeds and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 15538 Bidford (Warwicks) and Salford Priors estates
    • NRA 40309 George Boyden & Son, printers, Stratford-upon-Avon
    • NRA 39166 William Salt Brassington, businessman, historian and archaeologist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 34738 Arthur Henry Bullen, English scholar: corresp and papers rel to the Shakespeare Head Press link to online catalogue
    • NRA 36985 George Twistleton Colvile, naval commander: corresp
    • NRA 6537 Dighton and Rainsford families of Clifford Chambers: deeds and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 16993 Ferrers family of Baddesley Clinton: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 10401 Flower & Sons Ltd, brewers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 44163 Flower family of Stratford-upon-Avon: family papers
    • NRA 34742 Friends of the Earth: Stratford-upon-Avon branch
    • NRA 1065 Gregory family of Stivichall: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 27931 Sir Alfred Herbert, industrialist: personal and business corresp and papers
    • NRA 33813 Thomas and William Oakes Hunt, solicitors, Stratford-on-Avon link to online catalogue
    • NRA 33911 Jones family of Stoneleigh and Leamington Spa, solicitors: papers
    • NRA 21857 F Kendall & Son Ltd, brewers' chemists, Stratford-upon-Avon link to online catalogue
    • NRA 16329 Knight family, Earls of Catherlough: Barrells (Warwicks) estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 21856 Leigh family, Barons Leigh: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 33780 GF Lodder & Sons, solicitors, Henley-in-Arden: deeds and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 36984 Mary Mackay, novelist as Marie Corelli: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 44396 Mary Mackay, novelist called Marie Corelli: letters to Lady Anna Chandos-Pole
    • NRA 43155 Midland Bottlers Association
    • NRA 27932 Philips family, baronets, of Weston: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 43539 Roundabout Club of Stratford-upon-Avon
    • NRA 4523 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust RO: misc accessions
    • NRA 28046 Slatter, Son & More, solicitors, Stratford-on-Avon link to online catalogue
    • NRA 40306 South Warwickshire College of Further Education
    • NRA 9393 St Gregory's Roman Catholic parish, Stratford-on-Avon link to online catalogue
    • NRA 3029 Stratford-on-Avon Borough
    • NRA 33728 Stratford-on-Avon Methodist Circuit link to online catalogue
    • NRA 37979 Stratford-upon-Avon Convalescent Home and District Nursing Institution
    • NRA 43538 Stratford-upon-Avon and District Caledonian Society
    • NRA 9741 Stratford-upon-Avon Baptist Church
    • NRA 41411 Stratford-upon-Avon Congregational Church
    • NRA 43154 Stratford-upon-Avon Council of Churches
    • NRA 25051 Pishey Thompson, historian of Boston: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 43263 Pishey Thompson, historian of Boston: corresp and papers
    • NRA 28045 Throckmorton family, baronets, of Coughton Court: deeds and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 2638 Verney family, Barons Willoughby de Broke: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 17408 Vyner family of Eathorpe: family and estate papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 18052 Rev TP Wadley: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 33328 TN Waldron Ltd, metal stampers, Stratford-upon-Avon
    • NRA 33327 Warwickshire County Garage Ltd, motor engineers, Stratford-upon-Avon
    • NRA 29496 Warwickshire parishes
    • NRA 43615 Frederick Christian Wellstood, antiquary and librarian: corresp and papers
    • NRA 39169 Christopher Whitfield, author, poet and local historian: corresp and papers


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