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House Histories for Beginners

House Histories for Beginners (Paperback, 2nd edition)

By Style, Colin
By Style, O-lan

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    15 Sep 22

Popular television programmes are highlighting the satisfaction that can be gained from investigating the history of houses, and interest in the subject is growing. Archives, too, are becoming ever more accessible under the impetus of the internet. As the subject covers a broad f...ield, the authors have set out to include advice on those aspects that usually apply to a project and others that will be of particular use for beginners. The reader is guided through every stage of research, from the first exploration of the archives to the completion of the project. Suggestions are also included on how to present the findings a house history makes a very attractive gift. The authors describe how to deduce the age of a property (it is very seldom directly recorded when a house was built) and characteristics of research on particular types of property - such as cottages, manor houses, inns, mills, former church properties, and farms - are discussed. In one example, research demonstrated that a farm was likely to have been a Domesday manor - a discovery achieved using records accessible to any beginner. AUTHOR: Colin and O-lan Style were a husband and wife co-author team who jointly researched the history of properties and houses, as well as genealogy. Along with research on behalf of BBC's 'House Detectives', they gave seminars and radio talks, and wrote articles for journals on researching the history of houses. With Colin having sadly passed, O-lan has fully updated this paperback edition in dedication to her husband.
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ISBN 9780750997980
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Paperback, 2nd edition
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Sep 2022

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ISBN-13 9780750997980
Stock Release date is 15 September 2022
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Sep 2022
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint Phillimore & Co Ltd
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd edition
Edition 2nd edition
Author(s) By Style, Colin
By Style, O-lan
Category Houses, Apartments, Flats, Etc
Encyclopaedias & Reference Works
Social & Cultural History
Local History
Family History
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 246mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 728.072041
Weight 840g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dwellings - History - Sources - Great Britain, Dwellings - Research - Great Britain
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text General/trade