WYAS, Wakefield office
Registry of Deeds
Tel: +44 (0)1924 305980
Fax: +44 (0)1924 305983
We are members of the County Archive Research Network (CARN) readers’ ticket scheme. Please bring your CARN readers’ ticket with you when you visit. If you do not have a ticket please bring official proof of ID which includes your name, address and signature. Click here for more information
Appointments recommended: some archives are held offsite
Please use either 'Newstead Road, Wakefield' or 'Margaret Street, Wakefield' as your destination. On arrival, continue down Newstead Road with our building on the right. Our car park entrance can be found on the right hand side.
Access to original documents including the Registry of Deeds:
Monday 9.30am to 5.00pm
Second and fourth Monday of the month 9.30am to 8.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am to 5.00pm
Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm
Second Saturday of the month 9.30am to 1.00pm
Please note that closures and restrictions may apply over the lunchtime period (1:00pm-2:00pm). Please ask staff for more details.
Wakefield Monday evenings open in 2014:
27 January; 10 February; 24 February; 24 March; 14 April; 28 April; 12 May; 9 June; 23 June (later dates in 2014 to be confirmed)
8 February; 8 March; 12 April; 10 May; 14 June (later dates in 2014 to be confirmed)
Scheduled Collections work closure, 10th-14th
All five offices of the West Yorkshire Archive Service will be closed for collections work during the following week:
Monday 10th March to Friday 14th March
During this time archive staff will be working on improving access to the
local authority collections in our care. Staff will continue to respond to urgent written and telephone messages
during this period.
A rest area is available for the consumption of your own refreshments on the ground floor. Public lockers and a water cooler are also located in this area.
Toilets are available.
How To Find Us
|Car Parking||There is free parking available for visitors to Wakefield Archives.|
|Train||We are approximately 500 metres from Wakefield Westgate Railway Station|
|Bus||We are approximately 500 metres from Wakefield Bus Station|
About the Office
The West Riding Registry of Deeds building is the headquarters of the West Yorkshire Archive Service. It houses records of the former West Riding and West Yorkshire county wide, as well as being the record office for Wakefield Metropolitan District. The Headquarters also provide facilities such as conservation and microfilming for the whole Service.