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What year house was built

I want to know what year number 8 eas hill colchester was built

Asked on Jan 13 2016, General in Colchester | Report content

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  • Hi Mart, Want to find out how old your house is or when it was built? There are many ways to find the age of your property. One easy way is to look at the architecture of the house. Look for indicators such as: - Style of the doors - Architraves around the doors - Windows and roof - Type of construction Check with the solicitor you used when buying the property, they may have kept a copy. If you have a mortgage, your survey may say how old the building is. Your local authority may have further details about when planning permission was granted. Ask neighbours in the same sort of properties if they know the age of their house. Check the property deeds for further information about when the house was constructed. If you have lost the deeds to your property you should inquire with the land registry to get a new copy of them. You could also look on old-maps.co.uk which can give you a rough indicator or when your house might have been constructed, it is an archive of old maps and you may be able to see when your house first appears on this. Hope that chunk of advice helps! Jonathan Rolande.

    Answered on Jan 25 2016, Report content
  • Further to Jonathan's comments, here are some other pointers we've put together: - Get a copy of the Title Register (see the link below); - See if there is a date on the Seller's Property Information Form or SPIF (which you should have received when the property was being sold); - Search 2,000 properties recorded in the 1862 Act register; - Check your local archives - such as parish records, county record offices or your local library; - Contact your local planning office at the council (note there might be a delay here); - Look at Census to find a first mention of the address (published every 10 years); - See if the house is on the National Heritage List for England or NHLE; - Explore historical Ordnance Survey maps; - Observe the architectural style and features of the property, such as the type of roof and position of windows. You can then Google search these features and get an idea of the age of the property; - Contact your local history society or find an amateur historian who can help; - Find a local surveying firm who may be able to provide you with an idea of the age. Thanks, Ruban

    Web reference: https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-property-and-lan...

    Answered on Dec 2 2018, Report content

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