Powys Archives

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  • Telephone
      +44(0)1597 826088
  • Address
    • Powys County Hall,Spa Road East, Llandrindod Wells, PowysLD1 5LG, United Kingdom
  • Directions
  • Opening Hours
    • For information about current pening hours please see: http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/archives/find-archives-local-records/archives-office-location-opening-hours/
  • Access Information
      It is essential to book an appointment before visiting.
  • Photographs Allowed
      depending on the material
  • Reproduction Services
  • Archival and Other Holdings

    Our collections date from the fourteenth century. The archives holds official and privately owned records relating to Powys and its predecessor counties - Breconshire, Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire, including:• Local authority collections• Quarter Sessions and magistrates’ courts records• Poor Law and workhouse records• Estate and family papers• Records of societies and businesses• Schools records• Parish registers and census returns on microfilm/fiche• Maps and plans

  • History

    Powys Archives serves as the official repository for the records of the modern county of Powys (first established in 1974) and the three former counties of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire.