North Yorkshire County Record Office

North Yorkshire County Record Office
Malpas Road
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
DL7 8TB
England

Website

www.northyorks.gov.uk/archives

E-mail

archives@northyorks.gov.uk

Telephone

01609-777585

Fax

01609-777078

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The North Yorkshire County Record Office was established in 1949 and now occupies purpose-adapted premises, storing millions of documents in line with British Standard 5454, and making them available for a wide range of uses, from legal enquiries, to education and enjoyment. The Record Office offers a source of expertise in record keeping for the County Council and the people of North Yorkshire.

Venue Type:

Archive

Opening hours

Mon, Tues, Thurs 08.50-16.45
Weds 09.30-20.45
Fri 08.50-16.15
First Sat of most months, 09.30-16.15

Closed Sun, Bank Holidays and one week each November.

Admission charges

Free access for personal visitors

Additional info

Large public searchroom
Microfilm readers and reader printers
Electronic document magnifier
WiFi Internet access
Exhibition area
Tea room for visitors' use
Meeting room for hire

We hold millions of documents from the 12th century to the present. They include the written records of great houses, families and estates, local government and courts of law, businesses, churches, schools, charities, societies and individuals. These comprise maps, photographs, diaries, letters, accounts, manuscripts of all kinds, and a growing amount of material in digital format.

Collection details

World Cultures, Trade and Commerce, Sport, Social History, Religion, Maritime, Law and Order, Land Transport, Inland Waterways, Industry, Archives, Architecture, Archaeology, Agriculture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Parish registers
  • Quarter sessions records
  • North Yorkshire
  • North Riding
  • Lead mining
  • Manorial documents
  • Maps
  • Cartularies
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Food and Diet in World War II

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=175

Looking at food, diet and rationing in WWII through the propaganda issued by the Ministry of Food in past editions of local newspapers.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Changes in Society - Managing an Exhibition

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=511

Students from a Young Offenders' Institute learn howe to plan, run and evauluate an exhibition about changes in the prison system in the 19th and 20th Centuries. The resource has video clips showing how the young people planned the project.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Crime & Punishment - Sophia Constable

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=512

The life of Sophia Constable, an 11 year old girl who was given a sentence of three months hard labour in Northallerton Gaol in the late 19th Century for stealing a loaf of bread.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Food Photographs of post war Britain

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=232

Looking at daily life associated with shopping, family meals and food in post war Britain through British Council Photographs of Richmond, North Yorkshire from about 1945.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Investigating the history of a house

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=500

The private life of Victorian Britain explored through a series of visual sources focusing on the house of the Beresford Peirse family who lived at Bedale Hall in North Yorkshire.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Painters and Decorators 19th & 20th Century Bedale

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=501

Examining the Bucktrout and Firth painting aand decoratiing businesses of the 19th and early 20th centuries through a number of documents, such as photographs, census records, accounts and inventories.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Snapshot 1900: The Changing Picture of Class

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=233

Using different types of 19th Century source archive material from North Yorkshire to learn more about social class, civic pride, the Boer War, football, motorcycling, brass bands, cycling, and clubs and women at the the turn of the century.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Tea for the Tea House

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=146

Tea and tea houses in the Edwardian era and how people used their leisure time in the early 20th Century compared to the early 21st Century.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Yorkshire Puddings

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=230

Historical recipes for Yorkshire Puddings.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
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