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How can I find out the date my house was built to re-instate a weathered date stone.

HMLR only hold records so far back. Looked at old maps too and can guage roughly when the house was built and can do this also by the style of the house, it's Victorian approx around 1880. However, in order to re-instate the date stone I'd rather be accurate than have a 'guesstimate' date carved - no matter how educated that 'guess' might be. I can't afford to have the timbers carbon dated nor pay an expert to assist. I have to be able to do the research myself but I'm running out of places to look for further 'definitive' info - also tried census records too. Any further advice/tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :-)

Asked on May 6 2011, General in Spalding | Report content

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  • I'd have a look in the local bookshops / library for books on the area and see if there's any photos of your house. Failing that, you could try picking the brains of a local history club. There's one for Lincolnshire - address below.

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    Answered on May 28 2011, Report content

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