About the VCH app
A History of English Places is a map-based smartphone app for discovering the rich history of places in England. Information is drawn from the Topographical Dictionary of England (compiled by Samuel Lewis, 1848) and the place-by-place histories of the Victoria County History (VCH), published between 1901 and the present day.
The app, designed by Aimer Media Ltd and the VCH, provides information on 13,713 English places. Each place is recorded with an account in Lewis's mid-19th century guide, while more than 3300 records also link to detailed surveys in the Victoria County History.
The app is navigated by a map interface or a search option and also tracks your location to present the 10 nearest entries, making it an excellent historical guide when travelling.
For more, see our short video on using A History of English Place, available via Twitter.