Project ID678
DescriptionLocating the lost histories of the City of London in the late 17th century through the Restoration Hearth Tax and other historical sources. The Hearth Tax provides evidence of who lived in every property, its taxable wealth and location. Volunteers will be provided with core hearth tax data which will be used as a basis from which to explore the early modern history of the area and the lives of the local people.
Social history
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3AMembers of London U3As
Organization/partnerUniversity of Roehampton
Year started2018
Source of referenceSLP flyer         
Sources Online July 18    Archived in History as Lost Histories of London
Follow on twitter   @HearthTax    or on website

OutputAt the end of the project there will be a launch presentation for the three SLPs, which will be published online by the Institute of Historical Research
Advertised at start as Lost Histories of London
This is one of three linked SLPs, all researching the Hearth Tax but in different parts of the country. See also file nos 679 and 680.