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Land and buildings

From Domesday in the 11th century to the National Farm Survey of the 1940s, for centuries government has recorded how our built environment and use of land has changed. Meanwhile, artwork and photography have captured changing architectural tastes.

Stories from the collection

The story of Ravenser Odd

Read about Ravenser Odd

Ravenser Odd was a short-lived island in the mouth of the River Humber. It rose from the sea in the early 13th century and had sunk beneath the waves by 1360.