Copying charges

Only documents which are in a suitable condition and not within a volume can be photocopied or scanned. There is no discount for double-sided copies. Prices are per sheet unless stated.

Photocopying and microform printouts

Staff-assisted photocopies

  • A4 black and white – 75p
  • A3 black and white – £1

Self-service printing from microform

  • A4 black and white – 75p

Printing from public computers

  • A4 black and white – 25p for general information / transcript; 75p for Find My Past / Ancestry images

Posted photocopies, microform prints, computer printouts

  • A4 black and white (or colour as appropriate) – £6 for up to 3 sheets
    Extra sheets – 75p
  • A3 black and white (photocopies only) – £7 for up to 3 sheets
    Extra sheets – £1

Please note:

  • There is a limit of ten entries per request for family historians ordering copies from the parish registers.
  • Extra postage may need to be charged for large orders.

Using cameras in the search room

If you wish to take photographs of material in the search room (within the terms of copyright regulations) the following apply:

  • Daily rate – £5
  • Weekly rate – £15

Official copying services

  • Baptismal copies (for official purposes) – £10
  • Retrieval of coroner’s records (within closure period) as authorised by Her Majesty’s Coroner, including copies – £10

Digital copying (scanning) by staff

At present, we are only able to supply digital copies of documents and photographs that are up to A3 size.

  • TIFF supplied on CD/DVD – £15; £6 for each additional image
  • JPEG sent by email – £7.50; £3 for each additional image.


Details of payment options for services will be provided when a quote is issued for copying.

Copyright declaration form

If you have requested a photograph or photocopy of a document covered by UK copyright laws, you will need to print out and complete the declaration form below and return it to us with your order and payment. This allows you to use the copy for non-commercial research or private study only. For all other types of use, please use our Image Service.

PWDRO Copyright Form [PDF]