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Researching the history of your area

If you're interested in the landscape, start with:

  • Ordnance survey maps
  • Tithe apportionments
  • Inclosure awards
  • Estate maps

If you're interested in buildings, start with:

  • Trade and street directories
  • Planning records
  • Taxation records
  • Deeds

If you're interested in people, start with:

  • Census returns
  • Probate records
  • Baptism, marriage and burial records
  • Newspapers

Material is held in seven centres across the County. Find details of each using the links to the left. 

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