Local history

We hold a variety of sources for local historians and people researching the history of a building, road or area.

Introductory notes on the history of Bromley’s town and village histories, maps and images.

Historic collections sources

Most of our historic collections sources are available for immediate access.

  • street directories
  • list of buildings of special architectural or historical interest
  • maps and plans
  • photographs
  • electoral registers

Archive sources

Our archive sources are available to library members and are available to view in the Historic Collections Library in the Central Library, Bromley.

  • building plans and drawings
  • district valuers records
  • electoral registers
  • estate maps and papers
  • surveys of parsonage and glebe land
  • manorial records
  • parish records
  • planning applications and deposited plans
  • plans of public undertakings (canals, railways, roads)
  • poll books
  • probate records
  • licensing records
  • rate books
  • sale catalogues and particulars
  • school records
  • taxation records
  • title deeds

Historic collections

Address: Central library, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1EX

Telephone: 020 3931 0907