Cornwall Record Office Collections

These pages provide information about the main types of records held at Cornwall Record Office (CRO). The documents are set in context so that researchers can recognise and make use of a variety of sources. The information in this section reflects the way we sort and list at CRO. Pages within the sections are grouped for ease of navigation rather than by archival origin.

Each section describes a group or 'series' of records. We include some background history and guidance on their use where appropriate. Please make note any catalogue references and check them in our online catalogues. Not all of our collections are highlighted in these pages. Please check the online catalogues for individual names, places, organisations and any other key terms.

The majority of the records held at CRO are available to the public. Some records have restricted access due to legislation such as the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the Record Office for advice on particular records.