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Warwickshire County Record Office Wednesday / Friday booking

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Warwickshire County Record Office

Cape Road

Warwick

CV34 4JS

United Kingdom

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Access to the record office is by appointment only. Please book an available session and read on for details of our new arrangements.

About this Event

Updated as of 22nd September

From Thursday 24th September the NHS Test and Trace app will be launched. To comply with the law we will be displaying a QR code for app users to 'check in' to the building at the start of their visit.

In line with government guidance visitors will need to wear face coverings, for your safety and the safety of other visitors and staff.

Once you have booked a slot you will receive a list of terms and conditions, you must read these carefully as staff will adhere to these rules.

If you are late you may have to wait before you can enter the building and you will be required to leave when your slot time expires.

You may only book one slot at a time. The record office will not accept bookings, other than those made via Eventbrite.

Staff will be operating within two bubbles and therefore our users will also have to stay within the same bubble within a rolling two-week period. The first bubble applies to Monday only, the second bubble will apply to Wednesday and Friday. Staff will check the dates of previous bookings.

Ordering Documents

In order to minimise contact between public and staff we will be relaxing the usual rules around the number of documents ordered and the way in which documents are issued. There will be no charge for ordering documents in advance.

You can list the documents that you want to see on Eventbrite, however the reference numbers must be correct.

When you arrive you will find all the documents that you have ordered on your table, together with weights, supports and forms for copying.

All documents that you wish to see must be ordered in advance. Under no circumstances will additional documents be produced from the strongrooms on the day.

At the end of your visit the documents that you ordered will be quarantined for 72 hours.

Guide to ordering documents

We will do our best to produce all the documents that you want to see.

Because some document descriptions and references are more detailed than others staff may have to interpret what is a reasonable amount to produce. We must consider the safety of the documents and ensure that documents do not get muddled up.

We will use the following instructions as a guide:

  • No more than ten items
  • This can include no more than three bundles
  • You can choose a box of documents but no further items
  • A maximum of three maps

Maps which have been digitised (ie tithe maps and some enclosure and estate maps) will only be available in a digital form.

No Ordnance Survey maps will be produced. We suggest you refer to the Compass website or the National Library of Scotland website.

Please list your documents in order of preference in case we cannot produce all of them.

Remember you only have 2.5 hours to research your documents, you will not be able to extend your visit if you run out of time.

Ancestry, FMP and other online resources

The readers tearoom and local studies area will be closed for the foreseeable future. A laptop with internet access will be available to book and will be placed on the searchroom table that you have booked. You will be able to book other documents at the same time.

Acquiring copies of documents

We will be avoiding any kind of payment on site. If you think that you may need to take photographs you can pay online in advance when you book your table. If you do not use your photo permit, please inform the member of staff on duty who will arrange a refund. You will not be able to take photos onsite if you have not acquired a photo permit in advance .

If you have an in-date yearly permit or a WCC permit these will be honoured but you must have them with you as evidence.

You can use the forms placed on the table to either order photocopies or digital copies, but these will not be done on the day. Please speak to the member of staff for advice.

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Warwickshire County Record Office

Cape Road

Warwick

CV34 4JS

United Kingdom

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