Matt from Your Herefordshire recently visited the Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre which is based in Rotherwas.

The centre holds approximately 8,000 archive collections, occupying over two miles of shelving.

Their archives date back to the twelfth century, and can help you research almost any aspect of Herefordshire’s past.

Obtaining an Archive card is free.

For details on how you can obtain one please click here -> Visit Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre ‚Äď Herefordshire Council

There are plenty of archives including a massive history of old newspapers from Herefordshire which are stored on reels.

These can be viewed using a special monitor screen.

The researchers are happy to help with your enquiries. The services include:

  • Genealogical enquiries – ranging from fully researched family history to help with a particular problem
  • House histories – depending on the records available, these can be difficult and time-consuming. Please send a plan showing the location of the property
  • Local history – They hold a wealth of material for researching a particular locality
  • Geographical surveys -They hold a wide range of ordnance survey, tithe and enclosure maps
  • Transcriptions of documents
  • Digital copies of documents

Opening hours

  • Tuesday 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday 10am to 4pm
  • Friday 10am to 4pm
  • Saturday (second in the month) 10am to 4pm