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About Lincolnshire Archives

Lincolnshire Archives was established as a county service in 1948 with the bringing together of the records collected by the Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland County councils and the Lincoln Diocesan Record Office.

Records held at Lincolnshire County Council’s Archives Service have been named as amongst 38 national collections designated as having outstanding national and international importance. The Bishops Rolls and Registers (dating from 1214/15) which form the core historical records of the diocese of Lincoln, are of ‘national and international significance’.

Lincolnshire Archives offers a number of services including a public search room for members of the public to consult original archives, microfilm resources and library material relating to the county of Lincolnshire and its connections in other parts of the UK and overseas.

To find out what information is available for re-use under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 read our Public Task Statement.

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Call the Customer Service Centre on 01522 782040 between 9am and 5pm, seven days a week, for bookings and general opening-hour enquiries

The Search Room is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and calls will be transferred from the Customer Service Centre to the Search Room during those hours.

To can also make an online booking or email us:

Postal address: Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street, Lincoln, LN2 5AB


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Last updated: 27 April 2017

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