Dating an old house
Also, most historic buildings evolve over time as the owner’s needs and expectations change.
The more you know and understand your own home, the more you will appreciate its value, admire its quirks and make appropriate changes that respect its history when renovating.
Understanding the evolution of building design and style is a good place to begin your research.
There are many books and guides on the history of buildings.
Comparing historic OS maps can be a good way to establish when a building was erected on your land but it doesn’t mean that the building there today is the same building.
At a national level , containing millions of photos and thousands of measured surveys, is a good place to find details on your home if it is included.