Tracing the History of Your House
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Tracing the History of Your House

Describes the documents you would use to trace the history of a house and the people who lived there.

  • £15.99
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    522 g
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This guide to researching the history of a house, old or new, is for anyone who is interested in historical properties, from their own house to stately homes. It explains how to explore the many sources of information available to the amateur house detective, including the three great land surveys of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the records of the Land Registry, and conveyancing documents. For the more advanced researcher tax and manorial documents provide records of properties dating back to the medieval period. More modern dwellings can be studied through building plans, local directories, electoral lists and rate books.

  • Author
    N. Barratt
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