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Herongate & Ingrave Parish Council

Clerk: Mrs Stephanie Robinson
The Dower House, 135-139 Billericay Road, Herongate, CM13 3SD
M: 07512 078975
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Herongate and Ingrave Preservation Society Collection

How to see the HIPS Collection.

Most of the museum documents are now held at Essex Records Office in Chelmsford. Here’s a guide on how to view these documents.

Anyone is welcome to visit to look at the HIPS records that are held at ERO.

Information about the opening hours, location, nearby car parks and signing up for an Archives Card (which is like a library card, you need this to go into the ERO) can be found on the ERO website www.essexrecordoffice.co.uk.  You need to check what you need to take with you to ERO before your visit and follow their strict protocols, for example, no pens, coat, food or drinks are permitted in the search room, there are lockers available.

To view specific items have a look at the spreadsheet

Using the ERO online search decide which item(s) you wish to view www.essexarchivesonline.co.uk. Proceed as follows:

If you make more than one visit, once you have an Archives Card, you can order up to five items in advance by logging on using your card number and your postcode and again following the on-screen instructions.

To find a detailed description of documents deposited, the best way to proceed is to make a note of the item numbers from the spreadsheet  and then order any parts required.  As you will see items (some are unnumbered) have a brief description which should allow you to decide if it is something of interest or not, items can then be ordered in the normal way.