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Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory

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Name of Library: Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies

Address: Register Office Block, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford,

Herts SG13 8EJ

Town: Hertford

Telephone: 01438 737333

Fax: 01992 555113

E-mail: hertsdirect@hertscc.gov.uk

Website: http://www.hertsdirect.org/hals

Alternative names

Hertfordshire Record Office


Susan Flood

Job Title

County Archivist

Purpose and main user community of the library

Preserving and promoting archive and library resources for the discovery and enjoyment of Hertfordshire's heritage.

Terms of access

Free access to library and archives

Opening hours

Monday and Wednesday 9 to 17.30, Tuesday 10 to 19.30, Thursday 9 to 19.30, Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 9 to 13.00

Disabled access







Periodicals - Back Issues

Ca 220 sets

Current Periodicals

ca 150


Manuscripts: 992.8cm (incl maps); ca 2,500 microforms; ca 10,000 maps; ca 550 films +

videos; archives 3 miles of shelves

Volumes added per year



History of religion in Hertfordshire, including nonconformity, various sects, histories of

individual churches, sermons (both printed + manuscript), the Dissolution etc.

Special Collections

Some 19th C sermons held but not as a special collection


William Upton's survey of religious meeting places in Herts, 1847-8 (Ref. D/Ex812/Q1);

Quaker archives from 1643 (NQ); papers of Quaker families - Wheeler, Tuke & Seebohm

(Ref.D/Ese); Flamstead Cartulary, C1240 (ref.17465)

Research resource

Non-conformity especially Quakers; archdeaconry of St Albans (records dating from 1415);

Diocese of St Albans many local examples of national trends.

Catalogue Type

Computer for bookstock

URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Full reprographics service incl. Photocopying, scanning, photography; word processing etc; research service (fee payable). Internet access is free for the first hour then there is a charge (£2.50 per hour).  Using the net for family history is free for as long as there are PC's available.

Full Time Staff 22FTE

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff

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