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Some records can be photocopied, but not all. The heat and pressure applied during copying can damage documents and bound volumes, and we may have to turn down some requests for photocopies.

We do not consider it safe to photocopy:

bound volumes
papers above A3 (except O.S. maps)
fragile or crumbling documents
other items that may be damaged

However, thousands of records in our custody can be photocopied for you: it all depends on size, format, and condition, but not necessarily age. You will need to know our document reference before ordering copies.

Large orders, those that require a search to find entries and any that require a great deal of assessment of documents in order to provide a quote, may also incur a search fee of £14.00 per half hour.

Please check with us if you need help with your order.


If ordered in the search room:
£1 per sheet (whether A4 or A3)
Orders can be collected on a future visit or posted out to you (p & p extra).

If ordered by mail or telephone:
£3 for the first sheet (A4 or A3) and £1 for subsequent sheets (inland p & p included, airmail extra).

We aim to complete photocopy orders within 10 working days.

Photocopying is undertaken by staff only.



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