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Local history

Heritage Builds Bridges (opens in a new window) includes advice on using documents for local history.

Maps

We hold over 2,000 maps, including: 

  • 6 inch and 25 inch to 1 mile Ordnance Survey maps. These show local developments from the 1860s onwards
  • enclosure maps, 1780s to 1830s. See what your area looked like 200 years ago

Find out more about maps 

Pictures

Tram outside the Adam and Eve public house Hayes 1904 We have around 15,000 photographs, paintings and prints covering much of Hillingdon.

Find out about photographs and prints 

Find out more about paintings

Archives

Over 200 collections, including:

  • Parish records. For local residents and social history, 17th to 19th centuries
  • Local authority minute books. For decisions on local life, 19th century to the present day
  • Local Studies collections - a mine of information on a range of subjects

More about these and other archive collections 

Books and other resources to get you started Part of Uxbridge High Street, 1885

  • 'How To Research Your Local History: find out all about your house, village or town' by Pamela Brookes
  • 'Maps for Family and Local History: the records of the Tithe, Valuation Office and National Farm Surveys' by G Beech and R Mitchell
  • Journals of local history societies
  • Local Studies packs for several areas, bringing together information from different sources. Available at Local Studies and in branch libraries.
  • Online library

 

 

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