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West Yorkshire Archive Service: Kirklees

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  1. West Yorkshire Archive Service Kirklees collects, preserves and provides access to the unique documentary heritage of the entire Kirklees region.

    Our collections date from the 12th century to the present day and include the archives of: Kirklees Council and all of its predecessor authorities; local schools; businesses (particularly textile manufacturers); non-conformist churches; families and large estates (e.g. the Ramsdens of Huddersfield); local societies; charities; and trade unions. We also hold significant collections of maps and plans relating to the district, including enclosure maps, tithe maps and architectural building control plans.

    You can find out more about what archives we hold by searching our online catalogue here: www.catalogue.wyjs.org.uk. Our collections are always growing so please contact us (email: kirklees@wyjs.org.uk, tel: 0113 535 0150) if you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you are interested in donating archives to the Service.

    Our collections are made freely available to the public in our research room in Huddersfield Library and Art Gallery. The research room is open Mondays and Tuesdays 9.30am-5pm by appointment only - this is due to limited visitor space and the fact that many of our archives are held off-site. Please contact us to book your appointment to visit the archive. Full visitor information for WYAS Kirklees can be found on our website.

    If you are unable to visit the archive then we also offer a number of remote services, including a research service and copying service. Please contact us for further details.

    We also deliver a wide range of events and exhibitions to celebrate the archives and heritage of the Kirklees region. Please visit our dedicated events page to find out more www.wyjs.org.uk/archive-service/events/.

    You can keep in touch with us via our website and social media channels:

    Blog: www.wyascatablogue.wordpress.com

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/westyorkshirearchive

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/wyorksarchives

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/wyorksarchives



Contacts

West Yorkshire Archive Service

Huddersfield Library Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU

0113 535 0150

Organisation last updated

  1. 09 February 2021

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  1. Huddersfield Tourist Information Centre, Huddersfield Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU
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