Re: Highbury - sources
Posted by Caroline on September 14, 1997 at 22:10:47:
In response to Re: Highbury, written by Caroline on September 04, 1997 at 15:10:00
I forgot to put in a bit about sources.
Most of what I know about Surrey villages comes from work I did at university, asking questions similar to those Theresa asked.There is very little published that isn't in obscure local history society papers or university texts, so it is difficult to give direct references that anyone can follow up. However, two books that I found very interesting that might be available today are;
1. "The Pattern of English Building" by Alec Clifton-Taylor (I'm sorry I don't know the publisher, but it originally came out in about 1970)
2. "Victoria County History of Surrey" This enormous tome was one of a series produced in Victoria's reign covering every county in England. They detailed a great deal of local history, including the development of local industries, growth of settlements, and descriptions of larger houses.
I also used agreat many old documents like hearth tax returns, probate inventories, old maps, artists illustrations and architect's notes, most of which were housed in the Surrey County Records Office in Kingston, Surrey.
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