House History

House History | Useful Questions

  • When was the house built?
  • Who designed the house?
  • Who built the house?
  • Who was the house built for?
  • Who were the earlier owners and occupiers?
  • Has the house been altered over the years?

Look closely at the building itself – its style, shape and building materials. These should all give some indication of the likely age of the house.

It is also important to look at the building in context – is it similar to or quite different from its neighbours? What is the history of the area?

It is important to work back one step at a time and verify all information if possible. Create a timeline of everyone who has lived in your house. This is a great way to organise research, and it helps to chart what can sometimes be a substantial list of names and dates.

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