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Survey of London

Detailed studies of the capital's architecture and topography, since 1894. 8 volumes.

Chronicles, surveys and diaries (London)

Includes Stow's 'Survey' and the diary of Henry Machyn. 2 volumes.

Old and New London (Thornbury & Walford)

Surveys London and Westminster and their environs (6 volumes, 1878). 2 volumes.

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640Database

Biographical database of medical practitioners in London in a key period in the history of medicine.

Four Shillings In The Pound Aid 1693/4The City of London, the City of Westminster, and Metropolitan Middlesex

The assessments raised for this tax raised by Parliament to fund King William's European warfare. It was produced by the 'Metropolitan London in the 1690s' project, based at the CMH.

A New History of LondonIncluding Westminster and Southwark

Noorthouck's 'New History' falls into two parts. The first is a narrative history of London from the Roman period until the 1770s. The second gives accounts of the present state of the City (organised by ward), and of much of Westminster, Southwark and Lambeth. It also includes an Appendix of charters and statutes relating to the City, and lists of mayors, bishops and other officers.

A History of the County of London: Volume 1London within the Bars, Westminster and Southwark

Part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses of the borough of Southwark and the cities of London and Westminster.

Morgan's map of the whole of London in 1682

Survey of the City of London and the surrounding built-up area (including Westminster and part of Southwark), on a scale of 300 feet to the inch, completed in 1682 by William Morgan. From a facsimile published by Harry Margary in association with the Guildhall Library in 1977.

Westminster Abbey Charters, 1066 - c.1214London Record Society 25

Transcripts of charters of the abbey, and a calendar of other royal, papal and episcopal documents for the same period. Prepared originally with the assistance of Jennifer Bray. Published here by kind permission of the London Record Society.

The Commissions for building fifty new churchesThe minute books, 1711-27, a calendar

Records of the body charged with building new churches to provide for the rapidly growing population of London after the Great Fire. Amongst these 50 churches were several by Nicholas Hawksmoor.

London debating societies 1776-1799

Information on debates and their subjects, as listed in the London press. Reproduced by permission of the London Record Society.

London Hearth Tax: Westminster 1664

The returns of the Hearth Tax assessment for the City of Westminster in 1664, as collected by the AHRC London Hearth Tax Project (2007-2010). The full project database may be downloaded from SAS-Space ( ).

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 1St. Paul's, London

Charts the careers of the bishops of London and higher clergy of St Paul's cathedral and the diocese of London.

Ordnance Survey 1:2,500Epoch 1

The County Series maps at scale 1:2500 for Birmingham, Cardiff, Chester, Chichester, Colchester, Coventry, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lichfield, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester, Worcester, York and much of central London.

State Papers of John Thurloe

Collections of Thurloe, Secretary of State 1652-8, ed. Thomas Birch (7 volumes). 2 volumes.

Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660

The full text of legislation passed into law during the Interregnum. Contains over 900 pieces of legislation. ranging from that concerning the trial and execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to the regulation of trade in currants, and from the propagation of the Gospel in the New World to the draining of the Great Fen. Originally published in three volumes, it is here given together, along with a table of acts passed and a substantial introduction.