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Behind the Scenes at Flintshire Record Office, The Old Rectory, Hawarden

10.00am to 1.00pm Record Office Tours at 10.00am and 11.45am - BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Tel. 01244 532364 or e-mail:
Visit the Old Rectory, where rectors of Hawarden lived for over 200 years, have a tour 'behind the scenes’ where the County's historic records are kept (booking essential) and view our exhibition about the history of the building. This is a FREE event. Refreshments available. 



We are appealing for letters, diaries, photographs, personal and business papers and any other records relating to Flintshire people and places during the period 1939-1945.

If you have any records which you would like to donate, deposit on loan or just lend to us to be scanned and returned to you,
please contact the Record Office to make an appointment, Tel. 01244 532364 or e-mail:



An opportunity to purchase scanned copies of four original maps,  which are contained within the Record Office map collection, for sale either individually or as a set. The collection includes two North Wales maps, dated 1704 & 1776; and two maps of Flintshire, dated 1607 & 1797 (References AN 4887 & PM/5/3). Maps are produced unframed, on A4 white card and make ideal gifts.  They can be viewed on our flickr page. Individual maps cost £6 or the set of 4 can be purchased for £20 (saving £4). If you are interested in purchasing any or all of the maps, please contact the Record Office either by calling personally if you are local or telephoning to order – if we post them to you, a small postage fee will be charged.

Flintshire Record Office, The Old Rectory, Rectory Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3NR, Tel. 01244 532364

Flintshire Prints for Sale

Flintshire Record Office now offers a range of high quality copies from our extensive collections of original prints.  Images of all the prints for sale can now be found online on our Flickr site, 
A full list of prints is available on our Publications page
The prints can be posted to you in a tube or flat packed and mounted ready for you to frame. Prices range from £20 for a mounted print in A3 size, to £10 for an A4 size mounted print and £5 for an A5 size print. These pictures would make an ideal present and would be a fascinating and attractive addition to any home. Please contact us for further information.

A Brief History of the Old Rectory, Hawarden

A short history of the Rectory has been compiled, to offer an insight into some of the people who have lived in the Rectory since the 18th-century and the various uses the building has been put to over time.  It also highlights some of the original records which the Record Office holds relating to the building and its inhabitants, which may be of interest to those wishing to do further research.
Part One (The 18th Century) (PDF.doc 3MB new window)
Part Two (The 19th Century) (PDF.doc 3MB new window)
Part Three (The 20th Century) (PDF.doc 3MB new window)
Part Four (The 21st Century) (PDF.doc 1.95MB new window)

Annual Reports, Flintshire Record Office

Annual Report, 2018-2019, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 674KB)
Previous editions of the Annual Report:
Annual Report, 2017-2018, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 731KB)
Annual Report, 2016-2017, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 6.61MB)
Annual Report, 2015-2016, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 1832KB new window)
Annual Report, 2014-15, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 336KB new window)
Annual Report, 2013-14, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 376KB new window)
Annual Report, 2012-2013, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 1.4MB new window)
Annual Report, 2011-2012, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 375KB new window)
Annual Report, 2010-2011, Flintshire Record Office (PDF.doc 6MB new window)

The Hourglass, the Newsletter of Flintshire Record Office

The latest edition of The Hourglass is now available in pdf format. You can also obtain a printed copy from our search room.

The Hourglass, Spring 2019 (PDF.doc 2.79MB new window)

Previous Editions of The Hourglass:
The Hourglass, Autumn 2018 (PDF.doc 2.93MB new window)

The Hourglass, Spring 2018 (PDF.doc 2.89MB new window)

The Hourglass, Autumn 2017 (PDF.doc 2.93MB new window)
The Hourglass, Spring 2017 (PDF.doc 2.32 MB new window)
The Hourglass, Autumn 2016 (PDF.doc 2.96MB new window)
The Hourglass, Spring 2016 (PDF.doc 485KB new window)
The Hourglass, Autumn 2015 (PDF.doc 2.95MB new window)
The Hourglass, Spring 2015 (PDF.doc 4.97MB new window)
The Hourglass, Autumn 2014 (PDF.doc 652KB new window)
The Hourglass, Spring 2014 (PDF.doc 406KB new window)
The Hourglass, Autumn 2013 (PDF.doc 731KB new window)
The Hourglass, Spring 2013 (PDF.doc 350KB new window)
The Hourglass, Autumn 2012 (PDF.doc 152KB new window)


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