A House History Gift For That Extra Special Occasion
Are you looking for an extra special gift? Perhaps for a milestone birthday, or new home? Our House Histories are the perfect gift for the person who has everything. Maybe, like us, you are so in love with your house that you simply want to know everything about it!
Bespoke and Unique
Our highly bespoke service highlights unique details of an individual property or area. Every individual house has a story, and every area has a particular history. By combining original architectural detail with historical information we can breathe life into the story of your house.
““When I first moved in to my house there was so much work. I remember stripping pink paint from the fireplace in our sitting room. Underneath was the most fabulous white marble Adams style fireplace! I was so excited, it really got me thinking about home decor over the years and also about the lives of other people who had lived in these rooms. Who had set the fires, dusted the beautiful fire places and generally kept house?”
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 specially illustrated House History Pack.
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!
1 Star House History Pack
5 hour research
- 1 house history pack
- 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 house portrait or a set of 5 Greetings cards.
2 Star House History Pack
10 hour research
- 1 house history pack with extra research detail
- 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.
3 Star House History Pack
20 hour research
- 1 house history pack
- Detailed research of two occupants
- 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
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.
Where we find the original plans for your property we can offer A3 prints for an additional £55.00.
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
contents reflect our research findings and may differ