Q: What information is in this web site?

A: This site is a free public resource for anyone wanting to know about the history of localities in the British Isles. The system holds information computerised from a range of historical sources, but each source can be seen as a kind of geographical survey" covering the country, or at least a large part of it. It was created by an academic research project, the Great Britain Historical GIS (which stands for "Geographical Information System"), based at the University of Portsmouth. More details on the raw materials are given in the Sources section of our documentation.

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