Land Registry release free historical data sets

We recently reported that the Land Registry had published a comprehensive list of the electronic datasets they hold.

They have now announced the release of a number of free datasets as part of their commitment to the “Open Data” agenda.

Here are the release dates and brief descriptions of the datasets being released:

30 May 2013 — Historical House Price Index (HPI) tables. These will be in CSV format and from July will be in machine readable format as linked data. The tables form part of the HPI calculation and contain up-to-date indices, average house prices and sales volumes dating back to 1995 for all England and Wales.

28 June 2013 — Historical Price Paid Data (PPD) in CSV format. This will be available as linked data from July. Will contain records of the price paid for every residential property sold at full market value lodged for registration between 1 January 2009 and 31 January 2012 in England and Wales.

By November 2013 — remainder of the historical Price Paid Data that covers the period 1 January 1995 to 31 December 2008. The staggered release of the historical PPD will allow for re-formatting of the data from 1995 to 2009 to bring it into line with the post-2009 data.

By March 2014 — the 1862 Register in CSV formats and machine readable format as linked data. The 1862 Register is comprised of leather-bound ledgers of various sizes which each contain a mix of handwritten, typed and printed documents and maps on parchment, waxed linen, and paper.

Anyone with questions is advised to contact the Departmental Records Officer on 0300 00 67054 or [email protected]

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