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Eighteenth-century Bath City Council minutes

Online catalogues

Our catalogues list records held at Bath Record Office: Archives and Local Studies.

You can search for documents and arrange for them to be made available to you at the Record Office or request copies.

Archives collection 

Around half of the Bath Record Office archives collection is available to search on the Somerset Archive catalogue.

Local Studies collection

The majority of the printed books and pamphlets in the Local Studies collection are listed on the LibrariesWest catalogue: items located at the Guildhall are listed as B&NES Local Studies. Items held at the BNES Reserve Store are not available onsite but can be retrieved by special request. Bath in Time acts as the finding aid for the majority of the image collection and some maps and plans.

The National Archives Discovery database

Some of Bath Record Office's archives and local studies collections are listed here.

Catalogues not available online

About half of the material we hold is not listed on any of these online catalogues. If you can't find what you are looking for online, do please contact us to see whether we hold records relevant to your research.