The Chelmsford based Essex Record Office has been awarded four star status in the prestigious National Archives Local Authority Archive Survey which is the highest level of the award and means the ERO has moved up a grade since the previous survey in 2007.

The Record Office in Wharf Road benefits from a modern, purpose-built headquarters where it cares for a huge collection of historic documents, maps, photographs, and sound and video recordings which tell the story of Essex’s history.