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October 2006

Borough Market Privileges dataset now live

Dr Matthew Davies, 30 October 2006

This previously unpublished dataset contains some 2,300 records relating to borough markets in the hinterland of London from 1370 to 1425. It was compiled by Dr Hannes Kleineke as part of a research project at the Centre for Metropolitan History. It complements the CMH's own Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs, also on BHO. Read them both at:

Two volumes of Lysons's 'Magna Britannia' are now live

Elizabeth Williamson, 26 October 2006

Daniel and Samuel Lysons's volumes for Cumberland and Derbyshire are now live. These volumes, the first of four projected for inclusion in BHO, cover the history of the county both thematically and by parish. They were first published in 1816 and 1817. See also Daniel Lysons's earlier 'Environs of London'.

Volumes 3-5 of Cardiff Records now live

Dr Peter Webster, 17 October 2006

Volumes 3-5 of Matthews's 'Cardiff Records' are now live. These contain: extensive extracts from records of the Council from 1708 to 1897; ecclesiastical records of Llandaff cathedral, Margam Abbey and St John's Church, Cardiff; select Cardiff wills; and listings of local officials, MPs and clergy. Read all five volumes at:

New Ordnance Survey maps now live (Epoch 1, scale 1:2500)

Dr Jane Winters, 03 October 2006

OS maps are now available for 16 cities across the UK. These include major industrial and financial centres such as Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle; port cities including Liverpool, Portsmouth and Southampton; and cathedral cities such as Chichester, Durham, Winchester and Worcester. See them all at: