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Lancashire Record Office

Lancashire County Record Office


Address: Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE

Telephone: 01772 533039

Fax: 01772 533050



The archive 'search' page is:

(Archon Code 55Wheelchair accessible. 

Material relating to the development and construction of the motorways in Lancashire has been deposited by the Regional co-ordinator into this record office and has been listed under “archive information” on the Motorway Archive website. Its Record Office reference number is: DDX2286. There will probably also be an Accession Number.

It should be understood that there will inevitably be other information relating to the motorway system, which has been deposited by other people, and not listed on this website. This includes material held in the North West sound archive. You can comprehensively search the archive's catalogues, including the sound archive, by entering "motorway" in the archive 'search' page above.

It is also likely that some of the major libraries in the County could hold relevant records, but these must be approached individually. 

There is a small amount of motorway-related material at the Liverpool Record Office (Archon Code 138

Address: Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EW Telephone: 0151 233 5817                                                                  Email:  Website:

There might be some material at the Greater Manchester County Record Office (Archon Code 127

Address: 56 Marshall Street, New Cross, Manchester, M4 5FU  Telephone: 0161 832 5284                                                                         Email:  Website:

Much of the motorway construction in the North West was completed before the major boundary changes in 1974.  As a consequnce, most of the motorway-related archives are stored in Preston.  However, some of the individual authorities that fell within the old boundary could well have some minor deposits of relevance. To locate the authorities in the North West with some archive facilities, see the National Archive directory