General Reference Books

Adams, I.H.  1976. Agrarian Landscape Terms: A Glossary for Historical Geography (Institute of British Geographers Spec. Pub. 9).

Aston, Mick. 1992.  Interpreting the Landscape: Landscape Archaeology and Local History (Batsford, London).

Finberg, H.P.R., Thirsk, J. et al (eds.) 1967-2000. Agrarian History of England and Wales Volumes 1-8 (covering prehistory to 1939) (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).

Gelling, Margaret. 1983. Place-names in the Landscape (Dent, London).

Higgs, Edward. 1989. Making Sense of the Census: the manuscript returns for England and Wales, 1801-1901 (Public Record Office Handbook No. 23, HMSO, London).

Higgs, Edward. 2005. Making Sense of the Census Revisited: Census Records for England and Wales, 1801-1901. A Handbook for Historical Researchers   (Institute of Historical Research, University of London).

Hindle, Brian P. 1988. Maps for Local History (Batsford, London).

Hindle, Paul. 1998. Maps for Historians (Phillimore, Chichester).

Hollowell, Steven. 2000. Enclosure Records for Historians (Phillimore, Chichester).

Hoskins, W.G. 1982. Fieldwork in Local History, second edition (Faber & Faber, London).

Kain, J.P. & Prince, Hugh C. 2000. Tithe Surveys for Historians (Phillimore, Chichester).

Mills, A.D. 2003. A Dictionary of British Place-Names, New edition (Oxford University Press, Oxford).

Oliver, George. 1989. Photographs and Local History (Batsford, London).

Oliver, Richard.  2005. Ordnance Survey Maps: a concise guide for historians, second edition (Charles Close Society, London).

Rackham, Oliver. 2000. History of the Countryside (Weidenfeld & Nicholson) (older editions are also available).

Riden, Philip. 1998. Local History: A Handbook for Beginners, second edition (Merton Priory Press).

Roberts, Brian K. 1987. The Making of the English Village (Longman, Harlow).

Shaw, Gareth & Tipper, Alison. 1997. British Directories: A Bibliography and Guide to Directories Published in England and Wales (1850-1950) and Scotland (1773-1950), second edition (Continuum International Publishing).

Stephens, W.B. 1994. Sources for English Local History (Phillimore, Chichester).

Taylor, C. 1975. Fieldwork in Medieval Archaeology (Batsford, London).

Tate, W.E. 1983 The Parish Chest: a study of the records of parochial administration in England, third edition (Phillimore, Chichester).

Watts, Victor. 2004. The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).

West, John. 1997. Village Records, third edition (Phillimore, Chichester).

Williamson, Tom. 2004. Shaping Medieval Landscapes: Settlement, Society, Environment (Windgather Press).