Definition of Public Record Office in English:

Public Record Office


  • (in the UK) an institution where official archives are kept for public inspection.

    • ‘His tomb of Dr John Yonge is now in the museum of the Public Record Office, London.’
    • ‘The Public Record Office for Northern Ireland was set up in Belfast in 1923.’
    • ‘The Friends Of York City Archives argue that the new facility will be too small, and point to a Public Record Office report which said there is ‘great scope for the creation of additional space’ at its present location.’
    • ‘Gilert's treatise is at Great Britain Public Record Office.’
    • ‘The will is preserved in the Public Record Office, London.’