Finding records

The National Geological Records Centre (NGRC) holds a unique archive of documents created during the past two and a half centuries. The archive continues to grow rapidly through data collected by BGS staff and deposited by industry and academia. The centre is a 'place of deposit' under the terms of the Public Records Act.

Data is continually being gathered to support and improve the understanding of geology and environment for the benefit of the nation.

Box files and maps Comprehensive records catalogue

Overview of records held within the NGDC. Some records are available online and others can be viewed in specific consultation areas or available for limited borrowing.


Man at computer BGS Enquiries

Contact Enquiries with any questions about finding digital data.


Digital data Digital data holdings

Many of the BGS's most popular datasets are available to search and view online.


A selection of paper stored in the NGRC Discovery metadata

Record collections are described in the metadata system.


People looking at a computer screen Finding digital data

BGS discovery metadata, geological maps, photographs, records, indexes and scientific vocabularies are freely available in our broad range of systems and web services.


Georecords Plus+ logo GeoRecords Plus+

Use this facility to view the locations of over one million borehole (and well) records held by the NGDC.


Georeports logo GeoReports

Online site-specific geoscience reports: ground conditions, geology, hydrogeology and any related hazards (such as subsidence or radon).


Contact

Contact Rod Bowie (Records Manager) or Sue Roper (Data Collection Officer)