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Fees and charges

See a list of fees and charges for the different services we offer. 

Fees and charges list 

A scan is up to A2 which is 2 x A3.

​Service​Additional information​Charges
​All copies of documents ordered onsite, per scan ​Per scan​£8.25
​All copies of documents ordered remotely, per scan​Per scan​£9.30
​Consecutive pages from same bound volume

​Initial scan

Each additional scan

​As above


​Maps requiring more than one scan

​Initial scan

Each additional scan

​As above


​​Printouts made from a digital image​​If you would like to have a printout of the digital image(s) we make, we can do so using our standard office printer, and on standard photocopying paper, which may not accurately represent the colours on the original documents. The charge is £1.60 per sheet, plus the cost of the digital images. Please also add the postage and packaging fee. Due to Copyright law, we cannot supply both a digital image and printout. ​
Stitching digital images together to form one image (optional)​£5.00 per image, up to a maximum of 8 images
Enhancement of digital images​The Service will contact you if it is felt your image(s) would benefit from this. £3.00 per image

​We are happy to work with teachers to identify relevant sources and to arrange bringing school groups to the archives. Please see consultation service charges.

Service​​Additional information​Charge
​Teachers' packs (paper)​Per pack​£10
​Teachers' pack (PDF)​per pack​£4.50
​CD of images to accompany teachers' packs​Per CD​£5.00
​​Service​Additional information​Charge
​UK​Per order​£6.20
​Overseas​Per order​£12.50
​Service​Additional information​Charge
​Consultation fee for heritage projects, conservation and preservation advice and cataloguing​Per hour​£50 (plus travel expenses, 45p a mile)
​Staff to accompany archival documents off site​Per hour​£42 (plus travel expenses, 45p a mile)
​Temporary withdrawal of documents (first two withdrawals free)Per box, or part box​£5
Commercial filming at the Record Office during normal office hours​per hour​£118
​Commercial filming at the Record Office outside normal office hoursper hour​£163​
Pencils (sold in Record Office)​Per pencil​50p

Due to copyright law, we are unable to provide both a photocopy or printout, and a PDF copy. This is not an on-the-day service.

Service​Additional information​​Charge
​PDF copy of a document, which could have been photocopied (colour or black and white, depending on original)​Per scan​90p
​PDF of a microfiche copy (black and white)​Per scan​£2.70
​See processing fees
​Service​Additional information​Charge
​Permit to use a camera​Per half day ​£7
​per day£12​
​Per week​£24.00
​4 weeks​£70
​Hire of a circuit breaker to use any electrical equipment​Per day​£3.10
​per week£8.25​
​4 weeks​£21.20
​Service​Additional information​Charge
​One-to-one with research assistant​Up to 30 minutes​£20.00
​One-to-one with research assistant​Per hour​£32.80
​One-to-one each additional hour​Per hour​£30.50
​Search by staff lasting between 15 to 30 minutes, or quotes for copies of between 9 to 12 documents​Per search​£16.00
​Historical research, by agreement, or to quote to copy 12+ documents​Per hour​£32.80
​Transcription or translation (part or whole)​Per hour or part hour​£42.00
Priority research​Per request, in addition to hourly rate£55.00

Please note that:

  • all copies are sent folded in half
  • orders over 30 sheets will be sent in more than one envelope and charged accordingly
  • orders that are a mixture of A4 and A3 sheets will be charged at the A3 postal rate

Minimum charges for sending things by post

​Orders sent by post to a UK destination ​£6.10
​Orders sent by post to an overseas destination​£12.30

Postage and packaging charges to UK addresses  

​Up to 30 A4 sheets​£2.89
​Up to 30 A3 sheets​£3.90

Postage and packaging charges to European countries (Royal Mail's International service)

​Up to 30 A4 sheets£5.50
​Up to 30 A3 sheets​£6.80

Postage and packaging services to world zone one (Royal Mail's Standard service)

​Up to 30 A4 sheets​£6.40
​Up to 30 A3 sheets​£8.90

Postage and packaging charges to world zone two (Royal Mail's International Standard service)

​Up to 30 A4 sheets​£6.70
​Up to 30 A3 sheets ​£9.30

For a full list of country destinations by zone, please go to Royal Mail.

​Service​Additional informationCharge​
​Black and white A4 and A3​Per sheet​90p
​Colour A4 sheet​Per sheet​£1.90
​Colour A3 sheet​Per sheet​£3
​Service​Additional Information​Charge
​Black and white​Per sheet​£1.60
​Colour (no longer an option)​Per sheet
​Service ​Additional information​Charge
​Printed by staff​Per sheet​£1.90
​Self-service​Per sheet​£1.00
​Service​Additional information​Charge
Digital images: Standard processing fee (sent between 5 and 10 days)​1 to 10 images​£7
​11 to 20 images​£9
Digital images: Express service (see terms and conditions)​1 to 10 images ​£24.50
​11 to 20 images​£36.40
PDF and printed copies (sent between 5 and 10 days)​1 to 10 attachments / copies​£3
​11 to 20 attachments / copies​£6
PDF and printed copies Express service (see terms and conditions)​1 to 10 attachments / copies​£24.50
​11 to 20 attachments / copies​£36.40
​Service​Additional information​Charge
​Not for profit publication, including putting images on non-profit websites

​First image

Each subsequent image



​Certified copies of archival documents, in addition to the cost of the copies, or for a formal letter confirming details contained in original documents.​Per document​£35.20
​Service​Additional information​Charge
​Commercial searches, research fee​Per hour​£82.80
​Non-commercial searches, research fee​Per hour​£32.80
​Priority​Per request​£55.00
​Service​Additional information​Charge
​Introductory tour of the Record office, lasting about 30 minutes, during normal office hours only. For groups between 10 and 20 people.​Per session​Free
​Introductory talk at the Record Office, about the work of the archives and heritage service, lasting about 30 minutes (onsite only, during normal office hours). For groups of 10 or more people.​Per session​Free
Tours of the Record Office or presentations by staff, during office hours. ​Per session​£89
Tours of the Record Office or presentations by staff, outside office hours​Per session​£114.40
​Service​Additional information​Charge
​Digital images requested onsitePer scan​£19.50​
Digital images requested offsitePer scan£21.50
​Consecutive pages from the same bound volume​Initial ScanAs above​
​Each additional scan£9​
​Maps requiring more than one scanInitial scan​As above​
​Each additional scan£13.60​
​Commercial publication, including images on commercial websites. Please contact us to discuss your requirements, and to request a quote.
​Commercial requests for a certified copy of a document, or a formal letter confirming details contained within documents. This fee is in addition to the cost of making copies.​Per document£83.10​
​Commercial researchPer hour​£82.80​
​Commercial research, including quotes for copies of documents​30 minutes search£32
​Priority research, in addition to the hourly rate (see terms and conditions)​per request​£54.10