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When was my house built?

Asked on Aug 16 2018, General in London | Report content

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  • Hello, There are some surveyors / specialists on here who have access to this kind of information - but, if you don't get a response over the next few days, I'd suggest approaching a local firm. Thanks, Ruban

    Answered on Aug 17 2018, Report content
  • Here are some tips from the Land Registry blog: - Get a copy of the Title Register (see the link below); - See if there is a date on the Seller's property information form (which you should have received when your property was sold); - Search 2,000 properties recorded in the 1862 Act register; - Check your local archives, such as parish records, county record offices or your local library; - Look at census returns made at ten-year intervals between 1841 and 1911 to find a first mention of the address; - See if your house is listed in Historic England's National Heritage List for England or Cadw's National Historic Assets of Wales; - Explore historical editions of Ordnance Survey maps; - Consider the architectural style and features of the house, such as the type of roof and position of windows; - Contact a local history society; or - Flag down a passing amateur historian!

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    Answered on Aug 17 2018, Report content

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