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  • Heritage Explorer - How To Guide
    purchase reprints from Ordnance Survey and via web sites including Old Maps Your local council should be able to supply you with an up to date map at any of these scales based around your school although there is likely to be a charge Street maps were usually published to accompany trade directories and are similar to a modern A Z type of map Hand Drawn Maps Maps were drawn of estates and adjoining fields dating mainly from the eighteenth century and will generally be found in archive collections relating to a landed family or estate agent Enclosure maps dating generally from 1750 to 1850 exist for most parishes They were drawn up to show the reallocation of common land in a parish when the strip system of farming was changed to one based on fields Tithe Maps were also parish based and were drawn up as a result of the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 which replaced the outmoded tithe system for supporting the church with a more straightforward rental charge These maps exist for most parishes although some areas particularly town centres had already had their tithes commuted They involved very detailed surveys showing every field and property and a schedule accompanied each map listing the owner occupier use name size and value of every field and property Three copies were made of each The National Archives formerly PR0 has a copy of every map Diocesan Record Offices hold sets for their diocese and the rest are either in the relevant parish church or more usually in the local record office Printed editions were produced for some places and may be in local studies collections Hand drawn maps can be very large and photocopying may not be permitted There may be alternatives such as ordering a digital copy

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    and you will probably need to book a reader to view them It may also be able possible to obtain printouts of pages or articles Some local studies libraries will also have collections of newspaper cuttings generally filed under themes Local magazines and journals were popular in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and often have interesting articles about buildings Libraries may also have collections of articles from national magazines such as The Builder relating to their local buildings Location Large reference libraries or local studies libraries are the most likely places Some archive repositories may have printed material The British Library maintains a newspaper library at Colindale in London Some local and national newspapers keep back copies and may make them available Websites The Guardian recently opened a new public archive that includes an education service The Times digital newspaper library dates back to 1985 there is a charge Newsplan The British Library website gives more information about the availablility of old newspapers online Ideas for use It is rare for old newspapers to be indexed and unless you have a definite date research can be very time consuming particularly in Victorian newspapers where the print was small and

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    produced up to around the 1970s They were often published by the local council or a body such as the Chamber of Commerce They were produced for residents and visitors and included information on a range of facilities including transport housing education leisure and health Some listed local industries and most contained a large number of advertisements Location Most likely to be in a local studies library possibly in an

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    click on the image you wish to use This will take you to a larger version of that image Some images may be clicked twice to get the largest version Then use the disk icon that appears in the top left hand corner to save the image onto your computer Once you have saved an image it can then just be inserted into a notebook or other whiteboard file From

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    have plans drawn up by an architect Many archives have large collections of these plans as the local authority generally also the planning authority kept copies They can relate to individual domestic or public buildings or to whole housing estates Plans were drawn up for public buildings such as schools before this date Architects plans are attractive as well as informative and you may be able to obtain photocopies although

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    birth address parents names and reason for leaving The information is regarded as confidential for a period of time but entries made in the Victorian era are now all likely to be freely accessible Location Only a small number survive Some may still be in the school or in another school if there has been a merger or change of use All local authority archives should have a collection of

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    Log Books were written up by the headteacher and recorded important events in school life such as the visit of an inspector or governor closure of the school or a new member of staff They put in attendance numbers and recorded epidemics and visits of the school nurse Inspectors reports were written out in full If the school held a celebration for a National event such as Queen Victoria s Jubilee it may be recorded If you are lucky there might even be a programme or photograph tucked into the book Pupils were not generally recorded unless they did something out of the ordinary such as suffering an accident or passing an examination The earliest log books date from 1862 Although headteachers are no longer required to keep them some still do Location Not all survive Some may still be in the school or in another school if there has been a merger or change of use All local authority archives should have a collection of their local schools log books Ideas for use to find out about the history of your school to find out what sort of lessons were taught in Victorian schools to find out what was

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    confidentiality The information from the individual forms filled in by the householder was transferred to sheets by the enumerators and it is these enumerators sheets that are published The National Archives has the census for the whole country and has a website that can be used to search the 1901 census and order copies Location Most local studies libraries and archive offices will have the 1841 to 1901 census for their own area the 1841 census includes less detailed information than the later ones and is therefore less useful It will generally be on microfilm or fiche and it may be necessary to book a reader before you visit It is usually possible to either take copies or order them Websites The National Archive s PRO education site The Learning Curve includes an excellent section called Focus on the Census with information and activities for students You can search the census on the Ancestry website There is a charge but some local authorities have arranged free access for teachers via local libraries The 2011 Census Project website gives teachers free access to the 1911 census for 6 months March September 2011 plus links to teaching activities and resources Ideas for

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