Dating historic houses
Tithe maps and apportionments establish whether a property existed at the time and provide clues about property ownership and occupancy but do not contain details about the property itself.
Search Discovery, our Many local record offices have collections of building plans from the mid-19 century providing evidence of how buildings might have looked when new.
The twelve period rooms feature Adam interiors, a fine collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture. more Thirlestane Castle, Lauder Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland.
The 16th-century building with its distinctive rose-pink stone and fairy tale turrets is surrounded by parkland.
It is a very fine example of Scottish domestic architecture with its gables, towers and chimneys. more Berwick-upon-Tweed Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain, built to the design of John Adam with a Regency extension by Robert Reid.
To find a Valuation Office Survey plan for a particular area use our Valuation Office Survey map finder and search for a plan by county, town, village or London borough.
The online index maps provide references to the original survey plans (maps) which in turn serve as an index to the Valuation Office field books.
Most of the recommended publications below are available at The National Archives’ Library.
You can also visit the National Archives’ bookshop for a range of publications on the history of your house.
The palace contains fine portraits of the Stuart...