House History Research

Every house has a story to tell.  So commission a house history research project with Poole’s Research Services and see what is uncovered. We cover all aspects and periods of house, property and land history. Projects have included manorial holdings in the middle ages, 16th-18th century cottages, an 18th-century estate, a Georgian terrace, a Victorian retail business and a 20th century school centenary project.

Basic House History Report – £600.00

This comprises archive research at the National Archives and a local record office using original sources, as well as some online research. The Basic Report is presented in hard copy form this report can be used as the basis for an Advanced House History Report.

This includes:

  • A timeline for the house from its construction
  • A summary of earlier occupants, based on various sources including the 1841-1911 Censuses, local street directories, rate books, the Land Tax, Tithe Map and manorial / estate records.
  • Copies of a selection of maps and historic photographs, where available
  • A summary history of the immediate locality


Advanced House History Report – prices from £900.00

This report includes an in-depth investigation of the history of your house, illustrated with maps, plans and images/ photographs, maps and other images.

The report will contain;

  • Narrative of the history of the property and locality
  • timeline (summary history of the property)
  • The history of the property and its owners and tenants
  • Site developments
  •  Information on the structural development of the building and its architectural features
  • Lists of occupants, taken from sources such as the 1841-1911 Censuses, local directories
  • Copies of a selection of maps and historic photographs, where available