Item description for Tracing the History Of Your House: A Guide to Sources by Nick Barratt...
The essential purchase for anyone researching a house or locality: find out who built your house, when it was built, who the previous occupants were, and how they decorated it!
This fully revised and expanded guide to house history is for anyone interested in how buildings, streets and towns have changed - or even stayed the same. It explores the many kinds of information available to the amateur house detective, and offers expert guidance for navigating the information sources and records. These include the three great land surveys of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the records of the Land Registry, and conveyancing documents. For those looking farther back in time, the book covers tax and manorial documents for properties dating to the medieval period. The author also reveals how more modern dwellings can be studied through building plans, local directories, electoral lists and rate books.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher The National Archives
ISBN 1903365902 ISBN13 9781903365908
Availability 0 units.
More About Nick Barratt
Nick Barratt is widely known from his television work, based on his activities as a medieval, local and family historian: he is in high demand as a consultant, including for the BBC s House Detectives and History Channel s Family History Project, and, in 2004 he appeared on the BBC hit series Who Do You Think You Are?, which attracted an average of four million viewers. A second series is due in 2006. Formerly an adviser to researchers at The National Archives, Nick is a well-known speaker on the family history circuit, and also writes widely for the genealogical press including Ancestors magazine.
Nick Barratt has an academic affiliation as follows - Sticks Research Agency.