Bibliography of local history

Robert Ricart's bird's-eye view of Bristol in 1479. (Bristol Record Office).

General guides to sources for local history

This is a bibliography ofsources for local history in the UK and Ireland. Anyone beginning a study of a particular place should gain insight from such worksinto what types of sources should be available. Some works listed here, for example Anderson, The Book of British Topography and West, Town Records actually list works on, or sources for, specific places, whileCurrie and Lewis discuss published English county histories in detail. Other works listed here are less likely to lead you directly to something specific tothe place of interest to you, but could give you ideas of what to look for and where to look for it. For further clues seeMaps, Images and Towns. For online bibliographies of British and Irish history and archaeology see Bibliographies.

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South-West England