The Sheffield Archives catalogue does not contain a complete listing of all our holdings, though we are adding additional items at regular intervals. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us for further advice.

The collections relate to many different types of organisations and individuals, for example:

Business records for a wide range of businesses including cutlery, silverware, iron and steel, etc.

Church and chapels registers and records for a variety of denominations (including baptism, marriage and burial registers, minute books, accounts, Sunday school records, etc)

Cemetery registers

Sheffield Church Burgesses

HM Coroner

Court records (county court, magistrates court, petty sessions and quarter sessions)

Family and estate papers for landed estates such as the Wentworths and Fitzwilliams of Wentworth Woodhouse, the Dukes of Norfolk and the Earls of Wharncliffe

Fire service

Hospitals and National Health Service

Individuals (such as Edward Carpenter, local industrialists, academics and politicians)

Local authorities such as Sheffield City Council and its predecessors, rural and urban district councils (including planning, public health, rate books, pre NHS hospitals, police and fire brigades, highways and transport, etc)

Maps and plans


Police forces

Political parties


Sheffield Town Trustees

Trades unions

Workhouses and records of the poor

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