British History Online
Gives searchable access to a wide collection of primary and secondary sources including much content relating to Preston, unfortunately about 20 per cent of the material is behind a subscription pay wall, including the calendars of State Papers.

Dictionary of National Biography

History of Parliament Online
Contains a wealth of material about the political and social history of Preston

Lancashire Archives

Lancashire OnLine Parish Clerk Project – Town of Preston

National Archives

Preston Cares
Christine Cox has created a really useful website providing contact details for hundreds of community organisations in Preston. It has a separate section on local history and nostalgia containing, at time of writing, some 63 links.

Preston Court Leet Records
David Berry has put on line a full transcription of the presentments given at the Preston Court Leet from 1653 until 1813.

Preston Historical Society

Preston’s Inns, Taverns and Beerhouses
Steve Halliwell has developed a fascinating site documenting the history of almost every pub in Preston, past and present.

Wyre Archaeology
Contains articles relating to Preston history

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