Front door of a property that Discovering Heritage have researched the history of.

Our property history search offers estate agents and landlords a valuable tool in marketing opportunities. The promotion of commercial and residential properties, developments and land purchases can be enhanced by a history search on the property or local area.

Bespoke and Unique

Our highly bespoke service highlights unique details of an individual property or area. Every building is different, every house has a story, and every area has a particular history. By combining original architectural detail with historical information our history searches provide a beneficial facility for all residential and corporate property marketing.

House Histories

Discovering Heritage can conduct a house history on your home. We have written a blog post detailing the processes and some of the resources we use to produce our House History packs. We can research not only your house but also the people who lived in it. Our researchers and graphic designer/interpreter work together to present our finished work in a special House History Pack. An example of the type of information that we can uncover during our House History research can be found on our profile page.

House History Packages

Take a look at our package options to decide where you would like to begin. Don’t forget we offer free assessments before we undertake any commission so your first step is always free!

Pen and Ink House Portraits

Our graphic designer can draw a bespoke pen and ink illustration of your house or property. We can offer these as A5 pictures mounted and ready for framing and/or as a set of 5 greetings cards.

You will receive the original pdf design of your house portrait. Your house portrait can be printed on various items and used to order more cards as you wish. Discovering Heritage are happy help with advice and ongoing orders.

£40 per design. Once you have paid for your design + £8 +pp for A5 mounted picture (and/or) + £10+pp per set of 5 greetings cards.

1 Star House History Pack

5 hour research block

  • 1 house history pack (pack contents reflect our research findings and may differ)
  • House Chronology
  • Bespoke residents timeline
  • Copies of relevant census and register entries
  • Map portions of your local area.
  • High quality loose leaf pages that you can easily add to.

Our *One Star House History pack is ideal if you are starting to build the story of your house. The price includes 5 hours of research and the production of one House History Pack unique to your house.


+ £50 for a unique A5 mounted drawing of you house or a set of 5 Greetings cards.

2 Star House History Pack

10 hour detailed research block

  • 1 house history pack with extra research detail (pack contents reflect our research and may differ)
  • As our 1 star PLUS
  • 1 mounted A5 bespoke pen and ink house portrait
  • 5 bespoke house portrait greetings cards
  • Original house plan search

Our 10 hour research block allows us to conduct deeper and more detailed research. After using trade directories, census records, electoral and other registers we will expand our research to cover local news archives, and photographic archives of your street or local area. Your bespoke timeline will include extra detail such as birth, marriage and/or death information. Other documents such as copies of wills may be added where appropriate.

We will visit the local records office and conduct a search for the original house plans.


(There is a charge instated by the records office to order plans, we can however order plans on your behalf. Prices are reasonable).

3 Star House History Pack

Even more detailed!

A whopping 20 hour research block!!

  • 1 house history pack (contents reflect our research findings and may differ)
  • detailed research of two occupants (contents reflect our research findings and may differ)
  • 1 mounted A5 bespoke pen and ink drawing of your home
  • 5 bespoke pen and ink greetings cards of your home
  • 1 A3 copy historical Ordnance Survey map
  • Selection copies of old picture postcards

As in our * star and ** star House History Packs we will engage the same research facilities. In this pack however, we will extend our research even more!

Our *** star research includes a deeper look at both primary and secondary sources including sources held nationally, for example, the 1910 Land Valuation Field Books. We will also consult Tithe and other maps where applicable as well as parish registers and rate books. Copies of page entries are included whenever possible. In this pack we also take a closer look at least two residents and provide a detailed written profile on each.

Due to the amount of information potentially uncovered during research for this pack it may be necessary to revise our presentation accordingly.


Where we find the original plans for your property we can offer A3 prints for an additional £55.00 plus a mounting and framing service as required.

We undertake larger and more detailed commissions please contact for more information.

Discovering Heritage researchers have compiled and presented house histories for Higham Hall Educational Trust, The Open University and Newcastle University.

To talk to us about corporate and residential property searches please contact us here