The History of your House

£45.00
ITEM CODE: 10164
4.2/5
To personalise this product please enter the first line of your address and your postcode into lines 1 and 2.
A unique history of your house through Ordnance Survey maps, c.1841...
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The History of your House
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To personalise this product please enter the first line of your address and your postcode into lines 1 and 2.
A unique history of your house through Ordnance Survey maps, c.1841–c.1960s. Made to order, the fascinating portfolio traces over 100 years of geographical changes to the area surrounding your home and local community, complete with advice on how to investigate further. Centred on a postcode of your choice, content varies but typically includes: 7 historical map extracts (at 1:2,500 and 1:10,560 scales), a colour aerial photograph (1:2,500 scale, from within the last 5 years), and a colour extract from current O.S. Landranger map (1:50,000). Handsomely presented as a hardback folder to which you can add your own pages.

Personalisation of postcodes in England and Wales only.

The level of detail of each map varies depending on whether the postcode is for a rural or urban area and at a scale of 1:50000, please be aware that maps of very rural areas will show few details.
Size & Additional Information
Only available for personalisation as postcodes addresses in England and Wales
Hardback file; holds A4 pages
Pages can be removed and added
30.5 x 23.5cm
Content varies per postcode but approximately 30 page/sheets per portfolio
Made in Britain
FSC accredited paper
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Reviews
Overall product rating 4.2/5
11 December 2023
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I have yet to receive the 4th book I ordered
By Mr Stewart Davidson
11 December 2023
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Purchased as a gift , nicely presented on quality paper and set out well, however on receipt I am not sure it is worth the purchase price
By Mrs Joan Armitage
04 December 2023
York
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This item is meant as a gift for a relative, so it will not be scrutinised until the festive season. But I was impressed by the speed of delivery.
12 November 2023
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Museum Selection UK replied to the second email I sent expressing disappointment with an item ordered from them but, since the item was personalised, I was unable to gain satisfaction. The item I bought was a personalised book about a property ('My House History'); I paid £49.99 for this - £45 for the book plus £4.99 for delivery. This is not an inconsiderable sum. My hopes were high - my sister has just moved into an old cottage and this was to be a gift for her. First impressions were very good, but this turned out to be, I felt, 'style over substance'. The information was not as personalised as I had hoped it would be - the name of the cottage and of the market town in which it is placed were not mentioned in the text (more mention was made of other towns nearby); the market town itself could only be seen on the maps provided. What filled me with dismay, however, was a typo in an obvious place - the text said 'roman roads' where it should have said 'Roman roads'. My sister and her husband (a retired teacher and headteacher respectively) will definitely notice such an error, and such a mistake calls into question the quality of the whole book. I realise that, as this is a personalised item, a return and refund is problematic. To me this has highlighted the danger of online ordering. If I had seen the quality of this product before ordering, I would most assuredly not have bought it. Having paid so much for the book, I feel obliged to give it as a gift, but will do so reluctantly and admit to my sister concerns about its quality. I repeat, a disappointing experience.
18 January 2023
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i have found this a very good read, very interesting, i must have another property to delve into it's history.
By Mrs faith wilby
29 December 2021
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Good buy. Very interesting for old properties.
By Mrs Maggie Challoner
11 October 2021
Ryde
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Pleased with this as it will make an unusual gift. Quite a lot of content and I like the fact that one can do further research ( tips included on how to go about this) and add to the book
15 June 2021
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Good maps to add to the history of our home though could do with some earlier maps as well
By Ruth
27 January 2021
London
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A very nice reference book-which I can add to at any time. The book is of good quality. I love Social History-this will also make a lovely present-even if the recipient isn't into Social History.
25 November 2018
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Exceeds expectations, well pleased