Valuation Rolls by county and burgh date from c.1855 and record the name of owner, tenant and occupier asnd usually their occupation. To some extent, the information supplements the 10 yearly census returns, You get a picture of the neighbourhood, especially for instance the scale and range of workers on landed estates. On the downside, the rolls do not list other residents/family in the property The lack of street names, house names or even numbers means it is not always straightforward to identify the property you are looking for. It is always worth checking if earlier similar records of property have survived such as Cess Rolls and Poll Tax Records.
Electoral Rolls can be helpful in establishing who lived in a property, but give little detail other than name and it was 1928 before women in the UK would appear as eligible to vote on the same basis as men i..e over 21 years of age.
Sasines have been the mainstay of Scottish land ownership records from the 17th century. They are legal documents recording the transfer of ownership of land or building.
Many Local Histories have been written by dedicated enthusiasts and can provide potential information, often quirky, on specific streets and property and also the history of the locality and its people.
Postcards and Photographs The early 20th century saw a huge boon in postcard production, featuring houses, streets, shops, churches, historic buildings, war memorials transport etc with even small villages being profiled in this way. A must to illustrate your family history.
If your ancestral property was really old, look for Architectural Guides on your region, or find out if it was worthy to be designated a "Listed Building". Local Council Planning Records can also provide information on the development of the property.
Family history is so much more than just names and dates. Finding out about your ancestral home is one of the many directions you can take from the basic research, to add colour to your family story.