West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

Location
    • Web
    • Email
    • Telephone
        01924 305980
    • Address
        Newstead Road, Wakefield WF1 2DE, United Kingdom
    • Opening Hours
      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 0930-17.00; Fourth Monday of the month 09.30-20.00; second Saturday of the month 09.30-13.00
    • Archival and Other Holdings

      The Wakefield collections include:County wide collections of West Yorkshire and the West Riding County Councilcollection, dating from 1889-1974• West Riding Quarter Sessions, dating from the early 1600s, which were responsiblefor county administration and judicial functions• The impressive West Riding Registry of Deeds, dating from 1704 to 1970. Theregistry holds nearly 7 million individual deeds contained within 12,000 volumesspread across 14 million pages• Signifi cant law and order collections including West Yorkshire Police forces, PettySession (Magistrates’) Courts and prisons including HMP Wakefi eld• Local authority records of Wakefi eld Metropolitan District Council• Administrative county collections of local businesses, charities, voluntaryorganisations and private individuals• Family and estate records, including those of the Winn family within the NostellPriory Collection• Coroners’ records and hospital records, including Bradford Royal Infi rmary andHalifax General• Important mental health collections, including those for Stanley Royd, MenstonHigh Royds and Storthes Hall Hospitals• Wakefield Diocesan records, including baptisms, marriages and burials