Welcome to the Suffolk Records Society

For over sixty years, the Society has been committed to producing books that bring Suffolk’s rich historical literature to a wider audience. Covering a period of 700 years these volumes of letters, diaries, maps, accounts and other archives have made a major contribution to historical studies of the county and are a useful tool for both professional and amateur historians, as well as being a source of information for anyone interested in Suffolk’s history.

Every year, the Suffolk Records Society produces at least one new book throwing light on some fresh aspect of the county’s history. There are two series of volumes, the General Series, for which we publish a regular annual volume, and the Charter Series, for which we publish occasional volumes of Suffolk charters and cartularies.

The Society’s members share a passion for Suffolk and its history and it is their support and subscriptions that have made possible this remarkable opening up of the historical landscape. Come and join us!


Praise for the SRS Charter Series Volume

2015 has seen the publication by Boydell and Brewer of Volume II of Antonia Gransden's magisterial history of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, for the years 1257 to 1301.  In her Preface she considers what has appeared in print relating to monastic history and Bury St Edmunds since her Volume I in 2007, singling out three volumes, one of which is The Bohun of Fressingfield Cartulary, "edited with the meticulous care and comprehensiveness expected from the Suffolk Charter series, by Bridget Wells-Furby".  Antonia Gransden, author of Historical Writing in England and the leading authority on the Bury St Edmunds Abbey, is herself the editor of Suffolk Records Society Volume V, The Letter Book of William Hoo, and numerous other books and articles on the Abbey.  The Bohun of Fressingfield Cartulary was published by the Suffolk Records Society in 2011.

Details of our 2016 AGM and book launch coming soon...