Restoration Home

Restoration Home

The Essential Guide to Tracing the History of Your House


BBC TWO's Restoration Home goes on an extraordinary journey of discovery with six new owners of crumbling listed buildings, as they restore them into beautiful 21st Century homes, and uncover, layer by layer, a rich and detailed history of the house and its former occupants.

These stories are fascinating, but what lies behind your own front door? What secrets are held in your own four walls? This official companion to the TV series provides all the information you need to take your own home back in time, to discover who built it, how it was used, and even how it looked.


How to use maps to track the changing landscape of your area

How to identify the style of your home and when it was built

Detailed information on key resources, including maps, censuses, deeds and Post Office directories,

A photographic checklist of architectural features to look out for

About the author

Gavin Weightman

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