Local History

Local history projects have proved some of the most interesting to have been undertaken by Susan Moore over the last few years.  Many local historians do not appreciate the extent to which records held nationally such as Chancery Proceedings can illuminate local history.

Items found in Chancery cases of interest to a local historian can include:

  • Field names 
  • ownership of a manor 
  • the establishment of a school or a railway
  • local customs
  • history of land prior to development