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Hungerford court register

Under UK law we can only supply customers with one copy of any item which is in copyright. In the UK virtually all archives (no matter how old they are) are in copyright until 31 December 2039. We also have to ask you to sign a copyright declaration which satisfies UK law before we can supply you with copies, and make a charge for supplying them. This inevitably affects the speed with which we can supply your copies. Please bear this in mind if you need us to supply copies to meet a deadline.

Generally speaking, you are welcome to copy entire items if they are unpublished.  However, some depositors prefer that we do not allow unrestricted copying.  If your research project is likely to involve substantial copying, please contact us in advance of your visit or order.

Publishing copies

Please contact us if you wish to publish any copy that you acquire from us or a transcript of it. We may need to seek permission from the depositor before publication is allowed. We also charge a re-use fee: please see the related download below.


We ask for payment in advance. Please always ask for a precise quotation before sending any money.

You can pay by:
· cheque made payable to Reading Borough Council
· credit or debit card by calling 0118 937 5132
· international money order or cheque in pounds sterling, drawn on a bank with a UK branch.



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