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Our collections

Borough records

Doctor Sutton Dudley Gill, Mayor of West Bromwich, 1924We hold a vast range of records from the former councils that now make up Sandwell. They include:

  • minutes
  • rate books
  • electoral registers
  • planning and highways
  • education
  • public health

The catalogues for some of these collections are not currently available on the Black Country History website. Please contact us for more information.


  • Oldbury Urban District Council 1894-1935
  • Oldbury Municipal Borough 1935-1966
  • Warley County Borough 1966 -1974

Rowley Regis  

  • Rowley Regis Urban District Council 1894-1933
  • Rowley Regis Municipal Borough 1933-1966
  • Warley County Borough 1966 -1974


  • Smethwick Urban District Council 1894-1899
  • Smethwick Municipal Borough 1899-1907
  • Smethwick County Borough 1907-1966
  • Warley County Borough 1966 -1974

The catalogue for this collection is available online


  • Tipton Urban District Council 1894-1938
  • Tipton Municipal Borough 1938-1966
  • West Bromwich County Borough 1966-1974


  • Wednesbury Municipal Borough Council 1886-1966
  • West Bromwich County Borough 1966-1974

West Bromwich    

  • West Bromwich County Borough 1888-1974

The catalogue for this collection is available online