Archives and local history

Archive collections

The archival documents cover the history of the whole of Rotherham borough from 1328 to the present day.

Whether you are interested in the history of your village or neighbourhood or a particular industry or your own family, we have original material which will help you understand something of Rotherham's past.

The collections include:

  • Council and government records
  • Education records
  • Rotherham workhouse records
  • Business records
  • Groups and societies records
  • Trust and charities records
  • Parish Council records
  • Non-Conformist records
  • Title deeds
  • Maps and plans
  • Individuals and families reocrds
  • Landed estate records
  • Manorial records
  • York and Lancaster regimental records

See what local history collections we hold

See sources for history research