Local History Books

Local History Books

Find below the local history books published by FamLoc. Most of these are previously out-of-print local history books that we at FamLoc have faithfully edited and made available again.

Avoid cheap photocopies that are difficult to read and have poor image quality! FamLoc is the only publisher to properly republish local history books.

For extracts from the books relating to a particular town or location, navigate to the town from our Home page listing, then click on the (for example) “Deptford History Books” page.

We are always looking for more local history books, booklets or pamphlets we can make available to all. Maybe you know of some, or maybe you have written one or more local history books. Let us know.

Bermondsey: Its Historic Memories and AssociationsBermondsey, its Historic Memories and Associations, by Edward T. Clarke

This a republication of Edward T. Clarke’s 1900 original.
This book has much information on Bermondsey Abbey, Bermondsey House, Queen Elizabeth, and men of influence, but it must be said it has relatively little modern or social history. That said, it is a valuable introduction to the history of Bermondsey.

Click HERE or on the image for more information, including the option to buy.

 

History of the Parish of Camberwell, Vol. I

History of the Parish of Camberwell, Vol. I, by William Harnett Blanch

This book covers Dulwich, Nunhead, Peckham, as well as Camberwell, and was originally published in 1875 under the title “Ye Parish of Camerwell,” (note the ancient spelling).

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History of the Parish of Camberwell, Vol. IIHistory of the Parish of Camberwell, Vol. II, by William Harnett Blanch

This book covers Dulwich, Nunhead, Peckham, as well as Camberwell, and was originally published in 1875 under the title “Ye Parish of Camerwell,” (note the ancient spelling).

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History of Deptford, by Nathan DewsHistory of Deptford, by Nathan Dews

This book, originally published in 1884, covers the old Parish of Deptford, which also included New Cross and part of Brockley.
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A Murder In Deptford bookA Murder in Deptford, by Michael Knieriem

This is a historical novel closely based on events in Deptford, South-East London during March to May 1905. The prose structure allows multi-character viewpoint, consisting of thought as well as dialogue, and resembles that of a play, although it is to be read rather than performed. The reference notes throughout are an integral part of the novel, as are the appendices, giving important social history background information, especially that of the condition of the British working class during the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods.
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The Story of Royal Eltham

The Story of Royal Eltham, by R. R. C. Gregory

First published in 1909, The Story of Royal Eltham is almost 600 pages of invaluable information for the local historian and family historian.
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Fulham Old and New, vol IFulham Old and New Vol. I, by Charles James Fèret

Originally published in 1900, this FamLoc Edition of Fulham Old and New, Vol I consists of 570 pages.

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Fulham Old and New, vol IIFulham Old and New Vol. II, by Charles James Fèret

Fulham Old and New Vol. II is over 500 pages, and includes 171 illustrations.

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Fulham Old and New, vol IIIFulham Old and New Vol. III, by Charles James Fèret

This book consists of a whopping 537 pages and includes more than 204 illustrations, most of which are photographs.

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Records of Hampstead, by F. E. Baines

This book was first published in 1890, and contains a wealth of information from several contributors.

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The Northern Heights of LondonThe Northern Heights of London, by William Howitt

This book was first published in 1869, and covers Hampstead, Highgate, Islington, Muswell Hill and Hornsey.

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Some Hampstead MemoriesSome Hampstead Memories, by Mary Adams

Some Hampstead Memories was first published in 1909, and although very slim, has some qualities, not least the 16  illustrations by Frederick Adcock.

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History, Topography and Antiquities of HighgateHistory, Topography and Antiquities of Highgate, by John H. Lloyd

History, Topography and Antiquities of Highgate, by John H. Lloyd was first published in 1888. It covers Highgate and also has notes on Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Hornsey.

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"Old Kew, Chiswick and Kensington" book coverOld Kew, Chiswick and Kensington, by Lloyd Sanders.

Old Kew, Chiswick and Kensington was originally published in 1910.

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History of the Borough of Lewisham, by Leland L. DuncanHistory of the Borough of Lewisham, by Leland L. Duncan

This book was first published in 1908, and covers the geographic area of what was then the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham, formed in 1900, and includes Lewisham, Lee, Catford, Hither Green, Forest Hill, Bellingham, Rushey Green, Southend, Honor Oak, part of Blackheath, part of Brockley, and part of Sydenham. It is a history of those places, and not a history of the borough.
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Records of the Woolwich District Vol I, by W. T. Vincent

Records of the Woolwich District Vol I, by W. T. Vincent

Originally published in 1890, this FamLoc edition of Records of the Woolwich District Vol I Covers only Woolwich.

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Records of the Woolwich District Vol II, by W. T. VincentRecords of the Woolwich District vol. II, by W. T. Vincent

This was originally published in 1890, and covers Abbey Wood, Bexley, Charlton, Eltham, Erith, Kidbrook, North Woolwich, Plumstead, Shooters Hill, Welling, and Wickham, as well as additional topics on Woolwich. It includes over 200 illustrations, plus 45 photographic portraits of local men of influence.

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History of Wimbledon, by William A. Bartlett

History of Wimbledon, or “The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Wimbledon,” to give the full original title, was originally published in 1865. This FamLoc Edition is a true re-publication (rather than merely a facsimile that some “publishers” issue). The prose has been faithfully retained, other than changes to a very few typographical errors and where clarity is required.

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7 Comments

  1. James Wright

    Is the Gregory book on Eltham anywhere in your publishing pipeline?
    Regards.

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    1. Jan (Post author)

      Thanks, James.
      We are editing three excellent Fulham books at present, but the Gregory book on Eltham is a good one for the future.

      Reply
    2. Jan (Post author)

      James,
      We have now published “The Story of Royal Eltham.” Click here for more info, images, and option to buy online:
      http://www.famloc.co.uk/local-history-books/story-royal-eltham/

      Reply
  2. Jan (Post author)

    Barbara,
    Thanks for the info. We have had a look at the website, and the “book” is just about readable. We will shortly be adding it to our re-published books list.

    Reply
  3. Alison Parker

    please can anybody tell my how Parkers Row SE1 got its name thanks

    Reply
  4. Terence McNicholas.

    A street door of our own.A short history of an LCD estate(Honour Oak Estate,Brockley,S.E.4.

    Reply
    1. Janet waite

      Where can I buy this book

      Reply

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