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Public Records

Introduction

Public records are the records of, or held in, any government department in the UK and the records of any office, commission, other body or establishment under government departments or ministries. The main repository for public records is the National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office). However, certain types of public records considered to be worthy of permanent preservation but of more regional or local interest, may be deposited in other approved repositories such as local authority records offices, in accordance with the Public Records Act.

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The following types of records have been deposited at Cornwall Record Office (CRO):