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Name of Library: Lancashire Record Office.

Address: Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire. PR1 2RE

Town: Preston

Telephone: 01772 533039

Fax: 01772 533050

E-mail: record.office@lancashire.gov.uk

Website: http://www.archives.lancashire.gov.uk

Alternative names


Bruce Jackson

Job Title

County Archivist

Purpose and main user community of the library

Preservation of, and access to, historical documentation of Lancashire and its inhabitants.

Terms of access

Carn ticket required. No apoointment required.

Opening hours

M, W, F 09.00-17.00; T 09.00-20.30, Th 10.00-17.00
also open one Saturday a month 10-4 (normally second Saturday)

Disabled access

Disabled access parking and lift access.





c.14 km of historic records C12-C20

Periodicals - Back Issues

Current Periodicals



Volumes added per year

c.200 metres/year


Practical operation of religion

Special Collections

Church of England, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Quaker, Congregational, Baptist, Unitarian, ,

Congregational Union; also some dicoesan material for CofE (Blackburn) and RC (Liverpool)


See Guide to Lancashire Records Office, 3rd edn (1985). Also Guide to Lancashire Record

Office: A Supplement 1977-1989

Research resource

Practical operations of religion. Catholic recusancy.

Catalogue Type

Catalogue in search room.also electronic catalogue (LANCAT) on website’

URL of catalogue

Catalogues also available on http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a 

Other facilities

Photocopying, microfilms, photography, use of laptops, internet access, tea room, carparking.

Full Time Staff 27

Part Time Staff 2

Voluntary Staff c.50

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