The collections

The Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre holds a variety of sources for local and family historians and people researching the history of a building or house.

  • our archives date from the 14th century and relate to every town, village and parish in Bexley
  • is freely available at Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre and all Bexley Libraries and now includes millions of records from the Bexley area
  • local council building plans dating from c1890 up until the 1940s
  • the archives also include local authority records and council minutes, business records, records of private estates, personal papers, records of local clubs and societies and archives concerning the First and Second World Wars
  • Ordnance Survey maps from the 1860s
  • an extensive collection of family and local history books
  • see our annual accessions

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