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Flintshire Record Office

Please visit our new website at: 
In April 2020, Flintshire Record Office merged with Denbighshire Archives. North East Wales Archives, or NEWA for short, represents a new joint service for the counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire. We now have a new joint website, and this web-page will soon become obsolete.




Flintshire Record Office will be closed to the public from Thursday 19th March 2020 until further notice.

We will endeavour to answer enquiries remotely and you can e.mail us using

The health and safety of visitors to our searchroom is of paramount importance and this step has been taken following national and regional advice and direction from public health national agencies and the appointed medical and public health experts.  

We hope you stay healthy and well and look forward to welcoming you back to our Searchroom as soon as this crisis has abated.


What does the Record Office do?

Flintshire Record Office was established in 1951 and moved in 1956 to its present location at the Old Rectory, Hawarden, an 18th century, grade II listed building set within its own grounds.

Flintshire Record Office seeks to preserve our county's unique archival heritage by collecting, listing and storing historic records of all kinds and making them available to the public. 

Why do people use the Record Office?

People use Flintshire Record Office for many reasons, including research for/into:

  • family history
  • the history of their house
  • local history – towns, villages, buildings, organisations, prominent people and events
  • school and college assignments and dissertations
  • publications such as books and magazine/journal articles


How do I visit the Record Office?

To book a place in the Searchroom, please telephone: 01244 532364 

or e-mail:

Submit an enquiry (will open an e-form)

There is no charge for visiting Flintshire Record Office or for consulting records held there.


Collections Development Policy 2014 (PDF.doc 127KB new window) 
Collections Information Policy 2014 (PDF.doc 129KB new window) 
Preservation Policy 2014 (PDF.doc 105KB new window) 
Policy on Access to Archives 2018 (PDF.doc 117KB new window) 
Policy on Outreach and Promotion 2014 (PDF.doc 94.8KB new window) 
Volunteer Placement Policy 2014 (PDF.doc 95KB new window)