Local history

Historical and topographical sources relating to specific places.

Survey of London

Detailed studies of the capital's architecture and topography, since 1894. 44 volumes.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments

The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England 41 volumes.

Victoria County History: Oxfordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 15 volumes.

Victoria County History: Wiltshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 15 volumes.

Victoria County History: Middlesex

The local history of the county, organised by parish. 12 volumes.

Maps (Ordnance Survey)

The complete 1:10,560 series, and 1:2,500 maps for selected areas (Epoch 1). 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Somerset

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 9 volumes.

Blomefield's History of Norfolk

'An Essay towards a Topographical History', (11 vols, 1805-) 11 volumes.

Hasted, History of Kent

The second edition of Edward Hasted's history, published between 1797 and 1801. 12 volumes.

Victoria County History: Cambridgeshire

The local history of the county, including the Isle of Ely, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Essex

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Gloucestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Sussex

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Yorkshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Feet of Fines

Final concords for Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Yorkshire. 15 volumes.

Victoria County History: Lancashire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Staffordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Warwickshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 4 volumes.

Victoria County History: Hampshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 4 volumes.

Victoria County History: Shropshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 4 volumes.

Catalogue of Ancient Deeds

A catalogue of the ancient deeds held by The National Archives. 6 volumes.

Cardiff Records

Calendars and transcripts of medieval and early modern records. 5 volumes.

Old and New London (Thornbury & Walford)

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

Markets and Fairs, to 1516

Gazetteer of markets and fairs and database of borough market privileges. 2 volumes.

Environs of London (Lysons)

Lysons' account of London within twelve miles of the city (4 volumes, 1796). 4 volumes.

Magna Britannia (Lysons)

A topographical account of the counties of Great Britain. (Vols 3-6, 1814-22). 4 volumes.

Victoria County History: Bedfordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Berkshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Cheshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Hertfordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Huntingdonshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Leicestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Northamptonshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Surrey

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Worcestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Monastic and cathedral records

Cartularies and administrative records of monastic and cathedral churches. 5 volumes.

Records of Westmorland

Medieval and early modern records of the Baronies of Kendale and Appleby. 4 volumes.

Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire

As amplified by John Throsby (1790). 3 volumes.

Topographical dictionaries (Lewis)

A series of dictionaries for England, Scotland and Wales (1846-9). 3 volumes.

Historical Manuscripts Commission

Seven volumes from the Reports and Calendars series of the HMC. 4 volumes.

Victoria County History: Durham

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Rutland

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Glasgow, Records of the Burgh

Extracts from the Burgh records, 1573-1690. 3 volumes.

Lay subsidy records

Records of this occasional wealth tax (13th to 16th centuries). 4 volumes.

History and Antiquities of Durham (Surtees)

Four volumes (1820). 2 volumes.

Wills and inventories

 3 volumes.

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.

Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-TyneIncluding the Borough of Gateshead

The 'Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle-upon-Tyne' by the Newcastle author and publisher Eneas Mackenzie. It contains historical and contemporary accounts of the religious, civic, educational and cultural buildings and institutions of the city in the early nineteenth century.

A History of the County of Cumberland: Volume 2

A part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses in the county, including the early history of Carlisle cathedral.

A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Dorset: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. It includes the early history of Sherborne Abbey and Wimborne Minster.

A History of the County of Kent: Volume 2

A part-volume detailing the religious houses of the county. Includes accounts of the early history of Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and of several sites now within the conurbation of London.

A History of the County of Lincoln: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the history of the religious houses of the county, including Lincoln cathedral, and the Gilbertine house at Sempringham.

A History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 2

A part-volume detailing the history of the religious houses of the county, including the cathedral priory of the Holy Trinity at Norwich, and the pilgrimage site of Walsingham.

A History of the County of Nottingham: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. It includes the early history of Southwell Minster.

A History of the County of Suffolk: Volume 2

This part-volume covers the medieval religious houses of Suffolk, including the abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

Lancashire Assize Rolls: 4 John - 13 Edward I

A calendar of assize rolls for Lancashire for the thirteenth century, preserved in The National Archives. Originally published in two volumes by the Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (volumes 47 & 49, 1903-5).

The History and Antiquities of the County of Suffolk: volume 1

Describes the parishes in the three hundreds of Wangford, Mutford and Lothingland, in the north-east of the county.