Tracing your House History



A Guide For Family Historians

By Gill Blanchard



Chapter 1  Where to Find Information and Resources

Indexes, Transcripts and Catalogues
Finding Archives, Record Offices, Local History Libraries, Heritage
Local and Family History Organizations and Online Resources

Chapter 2  Dating Your Home and House Style

Finding out more about Architects
Finding out more about Dating a Building

Chapter 3 Architectural Styles in England.

Prehistoric to Norman Buildings
Medieval Homes, 1154-1485
Tudor Housing, 1485-1603,
Stuart, 1603-1714
Georgian, 1720-1840
Victorian, 1837-1901
Edwardian, 1901-1910
Modern, Modernist and Post-Modernist
Model Villages, Philanthropic Schemes, Garden
Cities, New Towns and Council Housing
Finding Resources for Model Villages and
Philanthropic and Council Housing
Public Health and Slum Clearance Resources
Finding Public Health, Redevelopment and Slum Clearance Records

Chapter 4 Building Local Knowledge

Local Histories
Oral Histories, Local Tales, Legends
Finding out More about Local History
Finding Societies, Groups and Information
Photographs, Postcards, Paintings and Drawings
Aerial Surveys
Listed Buildings, Environmental and Heritage Surveys

Chapter 5 Resources

Births, Marriages and Deaths
Business and Occupational Records
Census Returns
Directories and Gazetteers
The Domesday Book, 1086
Electoral Registers and Poll Books
Estate Records
Fire Insurance Records
Glebe Records
Hearth and Window Taxes
Land Registry
Land Tax
Manorial Records
Maps and Plans
National Farm Survey, 1941-1943
Parish Records
Quarter Sessions Records
Returns of the Owners of Land, 1873-1876
Sales Particulars
Valuation Office Survey, 1910-1920 (also known as the ‘Lloyd George Domesday’)
Wills, Administrations and Inventories

Chapter 6 Presentation and Writing your House History

Chapter 7 Directory of Resources

Select Bibliography


You may also find this book useful as a place to record the results of your research.

Additional information

Weight 322 g