Series DE/TA - Tithe Maps and Apportionments

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Tithe Maps and Apportionments


  • 1837-1936 (Creation)

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Tithe maps and apportionments and related records created under the Tithe Commutation Acts of 1836 and later.
The map plots all the properties in a parish including any detached portions and each plot is numbered. Buildings are usually colour coded: red for dwellings, grey for outbuildings.
The apportionment records the owner, occupier, description, land use, acreage and titheable value of each plot subject to tithe. It is arranged alphabetically by owner. Later adjustments are recorded in Altered Apportionments which only cover the plots involved.
A copy of the map and apportionment was deposited with the Tithe Commissioners, the diocese and the parish. The Tithe Commissioners series was later transferred to the Public Record Office, where both the maps and apportionments were microfilmed. These microfilms were passed to the Norfolk Record Office in 1996.
Tithe payments were finally abolished in 1936.

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Many of the parishes in the following list were part of the Diocese of Norwich and were orginally numbered in the Norwich Diocesan registery series DN/TA. Former numbers are given where known.

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Further reading:
'Maps for Family History: A Guide to the records of the Tithe, Valuation Office and National Farm Surveys of England and Wales, 1836-1943' by William Foot (1994). Includes other tithe related records.
'The Tithe Maps of England and Wales' by Roger J. P. Kain and Richard R. Oliver (Cambridge 1995). Alphabetical listing of Norfolk parishes noting scale, size of map and existence of landscape features.
'Tithe Maps, Apportionments and the 1836 Act: a guide for local historians' by Eric J. Evans and Alan G. Crosby (3rd edn. 1997).

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