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West Yorkshire Archive Service
West Yorkshire Archive Service



WYAS, Wakefield office
Registry of Deeds
Newstead Road

Tel: +44 (0)1924 305980
Fax: +44 (0)1924 305983


Reader Registration.

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



Sat Nav:

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.

Opening Hours
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 retrieval of records from our stores will stop in the general searchroom between 1.00pm and 2.00pm and then retrievals will close at 4.00pm.

The Registry of Deeds searchroom will close between 1.00pm and 2.00pm and retrievals of deed volumes will stop at 4.30pm.

Please note that photography is not permitted in the Registry of Deeds

Wakefield Monday evenings open in 2014:
28 April; 12 May; 9 June; 23 June; 14 July; 28 July; 11 August; 8 September; 22 September  (later dates in 2014 to be confirmed)

Wakefield Saturdays open in 2014:
10 May; 14 June; 12 July; 9 August; 13 September (later dates in 2014 to be confirmed)


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

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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.

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