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City of London, Calendar of letter books

Records of the government of medieval London (1275-1509). 12 volumes.

Port, trade, bridge and customs records

Records for London and Bristol (15th to 18th centuries.) 6 volumes.

Monastic and cathedral records

Cartularies and administrative records of monastic and cathedral churches. 6 volumes.

Chronicles, surveys and diaries (London)

Includes Stow's 'Survey' and the diary of Henry Machyn. 5 volumes.

Parochial records

Churchwardens', parish clerks' and other parish records. 4 volumes.

Lay subsidy records

Records of this occasional wealth tax (13th to 16th centuries). 3 volumes.

Wills and inventories

 3 volumes.

Religious organisations, records of

Records of groups outside the Established church (18th and 19th centuries). 3 volumes.

City of London, Calendar of plea and memoranda rolls

Three volumes, covering period from 1323 to 1412. 3 volumes.

Assize records

Assize records for London, 14th-16th centuries. 2 volumes.

Eyres, records of

Records of courts of itinerant justices (13th century). 2 volumes.

Political organisations, records of

Records of extra-Parliamentary individuals and groups (18th and 19th centuries). 2 volumes.

Records of residence

 2 volumes.

Hearth Tax records

Seventeenth-century hearth tax sources for London. 2 volumes.

Feet of Fines

Final concords for Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Yorkshire. 2 volumes.

Survey of London

Detailed studies of the capital's architecture and topography, since 1894. 2 volumes.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments

The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England 2 volumes.

Old and New London (Thornbury & Walford)

Surveys London and Westminster and their environs (6 volumes, 1878). 2 volumes.

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640Database

Biographical database of medical practitioners in London in a key period in the history of medicine.

London Consistory Court Depositions, 1586-1611: list and indexes

London Record Society, volume 32; here published with the kind support of the Society. Abstracted details of nearly 1,800 cases, relating to defamation, marriage, tithe and other disputes.

A New History of LondonIncluding Westminster and Southwark

Noorthouck's 'New History' falls into two parts. The first is a narrative history of London from the Roman period until the 1770s. The second gives accounts of the present state of the City (organised by ward), and of much of Westminster, Southwark and Lambeth. It also includes an Appendix of charters and statutes relating to the City, and lists of mayors, bishops and other officers.

A History of the County of London: Volume 1London within the Bars, Westminster and Southwark

Part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses of the borough of Southwark and the cities of London and Westminster.

Chamber accounts of the sixteenth centuryLondon Record Society, 20

Some of the earliest surviving financial sources for the City of London, being two accounts of the chamberlain for the period 1584-6.

A Dictionary of London

Historical notes of streets and buildings in the City of London, including references to other relevant sources.

Calendar of early mayor's court rolls: 1298-1307

Nine rolls, covering a formative period in the history of the City of London, and illustrative of ancient municipal law and legal custom.

Borough Market PrivilegesThe hinterland of medieval London, c.1400

This resource contains 2,300 records concerning market and trading privileges in the hinterland of medieval London. Whilst concentrating on the period 1370 to 1425, the database contains information for the period from 1200 to 1500. It was compiled as part of a research project at the Centre for Metropolitan History in 1996-7, and receives its first publication here.

Historical gazetteer of London before the Great FireCheapside; parishes of All Hallows Honey Lane, St Martin Pomary, St Mary le Bow, St Mary Colechurch and St Pancras Soper Lane

Detailed property histories for five parishes in the central Cheapside area of London, from the 12th to the late 17th century. It includes accounts of the parish churches, and information about the people and buildings associated with the properties.

The church in London 1375-1392

Details ecclesiastical property and the taxation of the clergy in the City of London. Also included are Acta of William Courtenay, Bishop of London. By kind permission of the London Record Society.

Abstracts of Inquisitiones Post Mortem for the City of London: Part 3

Abstracts of inquisitions for 19-45 Elizabeth I (1577 to 1603).

Analytical index to the series of records known as the Remembrancia1579-1664

An index, arranged by topic, to this series of London records. They contain correspondence between central government and officials of the City of London relating to the rights, privileges, customs, trade and religious life of the City.

London debating societies 1776-1799

Information on debates and their subjects, as listed in the London press. Reproduced by permission of the London Record Society.

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857: volume 1St. Paul's, London

Charts the careers of the bishops of London and higher clergy of St Paul's cathedral and the diocese of London.

Ordnance Survey 1:2,500Epoch 1

The County Series maps at scale 1:2500 for Birmingham, Cardiff, Chester, Chichester, Colchester, Coventry, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lichfield, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester, Worcester, York and much of central London.

State Papers of John Thurloe

Collections of Thurloe, Secretary of State 1652-8, ed. Thomas Birch (7 volumes). 3 volumes.

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.