Your Home's History
Discovering the history of a house - who lived in it and when it was built - can be a challenging and rewarding experience. It can also be very useful. Knowing its history, and that of its surroundings, can tell you what's important about it - its significance. It can also tell you how your house was constructed, and if there were later additions or alterations. This sort of information can help when you're thinking about making changes, or tackling the building's energy efficiency.
Architectural history isn’t only about grand stately homes or picturesque thatched cottages – though they do of course play their part.
There are a wide range of resources available if you want to start researching the history of your house, from archives to local studies centres.
Practical information about the style and construction of your home will be useful for carrying out good maintenance and repair.
You will find a list of useful websites and online information to help you in your research, along with some suggestions of further reading.