Fonds DN/TA - Diocese of Norwich: Tithe Maps and Apportionments

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Diocese of Norwich: Tithe Maps and Apportionments


  • 1722-1958 (Creation)

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The Diocese of Norwich was established when Bishop Herbert de Losinga transferred the see from Thetford to Norwich in 1095 or 1096. At that time the diocese contained Norfolk (except Emneth, which was in the diocese of Ely), Suffolk (except for parishes in the peculiar deanery of Bocking) and part of south-east Cambridgeshire. This remained the case until 1837 when the Cambridgeshire portion along with the Archdeaconry of Sudbury (comprising West Suffolk) and the Liberty of Bury St Edmunds passed to the Diocese of Ely. In 1914 the Archdeaconry of Suffolk (except the deanery of Lothingland, i.e., the area around Lowestoft in north-east Suffolk), became part of the newly-created Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich whilst at the same time the Fincham and Lynn Marshland deaneries were transferred to the Diocese of Ely.

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(fl 1597-2018)

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Tithe maps and apportionments of parishes now in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich were transferred to the Suffolk Record Office

The list in numerical order as numbered by the Norwich Diocesan registry and transferred to the Suffolk Record Office is as follows:

DN/TA 8 Martlesham
DN/TA 10 Wilby
DN/TA 13 Melton
DN/TA 20 Palgrave
DN/TA 21 Capel St Mary
DN/TA 22 Bredfield
DN/TA 23 Beyton
DN/TA 32 Akenham
DN/TA 33 Sproughton
DN/TA 38 Ashfield cum Thorpe
DN/TA 41 Athelington
DN/TA 43 Horham
DN/TA 44 East Bergholt
DN/TA 50 Claydon
DN/TA 51 Debenham
DN/TA 52 Worlingworth
DN/TA 54 Chelmondiston
DN/TA 55 Stratford St Mary
DN/TA 61 Dunwich
DN/TA 72 Washbrook
DN/TA 73 Chattisham
DN/TA 76 Ringshall
DN/TA 77 Copdock
DN/TA 81 Creeting St Peter
DN/TA 82 Hemingstone
DN/TA 85 Mickfield
DN/TA 94 Brantham
DN/TA 110 Tuddenham St Martin
DN/TA 112 Hintlesham
DN/TA 120 Flowton
DN/TA 124 Culpho
DN/TA 125 Saxtead
DN/TA 126 Boulge
DN/TA 128 Nacton and Levington
DN/TA 134 Erwarton
DN/TA 135 Oakley
DN/TA 145 Southolt
DN/TA 149 Ashbocking
DN/TA 153 Kirton
DN/TA 154 Tuddenham St Mary
DN/TA 163 Bedingfield
DN/TA 167 Falkenham
DN/TA 179 Higham
DN/TA 180 Pettaugh
DN/TA 200 Charsfield
DN/TA 217 Henstead
DN/TA 220 Woolverstone
DN/TA 221 Harkstead
DN/TA 228 Spexhall
DN/TA 233 Willisham
DN/TA 240 Westerfield
DN/TA 241 Swilland
DN/TA 242 Gislingham
DN/TA 244 Holton St Mary
DN/TA 245 Burgh
DN/TA 249 Earl Stonham
DN/TA 251 Ubbeston
DN/TA 253 Chillesford
DN/TA 261 Wherstead
DN/TA 262 Stonham Aspall
DN/TA 269 Somersham
DN/TA 273 Chediston
DN/TA 275 Stoven
DN/TA 286 Framsden
DN/TA 287 Helmingham
DN/TA 291 Shotley
DN/TA 293 Middleton
DN/TA 295 Fordley
DN/TA 300 South Cove
DN/TA 310 Kettleburgh
DN/TA 311 Otley
DN/TA 315 Great Blakenham
DN/TA 319 Holbrook
DN/TA 322 Heveningham
DN/TA 325 Offton and Little Bricett
DN/TA 328 Dennington
DN/TA 331 Monk Soham
DN/TA 335 Monewden
DN/TA 336 Weybread
DN/TA 338 Earl Soham
DN/TA 346 Great Bealings
DN/TA 348 Frostenden
DN/TA 353 Nettlestead
DN/TA 355 Little Blakenham
DN/TA 366 Waldringfield
DN/TA 367 Hacheston
DN/TA 379 Wenhaston
DN/TA 381 Shadingfield
DN/TA 384 Barsham
DN/TA 389 Occold
DN/TA 391 Ilketshall St John
DN/TA 392 Theberton
DN/TA 399 Brampton
DN/TA 400 Parham
DN/TA 401 Shottisham
DN/TA 402 Campsea Ashe
DN/TA 404 Weston
DN/TA 416 Rushmere
DN/TA 423 Shipmeadow
DN/TA 427 Coddenham
DN/TA 428 Freston
DN/TA 429 Debach
DN/TA 431 Badingham
DN/TA 435 Tattingstone
DN/TA 439 Farnham
DN/TA 443 Henley
DN/TA 452 Iken
DN/TA 457 Ilketshall St Margaret
DN/TA 458 Raydon
DN/TA 462 South Elmham St James
DN/TA 466 Wrentham
DN/TA 472 Aldringham cum Thorpe
DN/TA 474 Bruisyard
DN/TA 475 Dallinghoo
DN/TA 477 Cransford
DN/TA 480 Blaxhall
DN/TA 484 Beccles
DN/TA 488 Bentley
DN/TA 497 Woodbridge
DN/TA 498 Laxfield
DN/TA 499 Stradbroke
DN/TA 506 Yoxford
DN/TA 507 Worlingham
DN/TA 511 Walberswick
DN/TA 512 Blythburgh
DN/TA 514 Wangford
DN/TA 519 Buxhall
DN/TA 520 Uggeshall
DN/TA 523 Shelley
DN/TA 529 Easton
DN/TA 533 Shelland
DN/TA 537 Leiston
DN/TA 538 Ramsholt
DN/TA 541 Benacre
DN/TA 542 Rendham
DN/TA 545 Bramfield
DN/TA 546 Thwaite
DN/TA 547 South Elmham St Peter
DN/TA 548 Wortham
DN/TA 550 Sotherton
DN/TA 551 Pettistree
DN/TA 552 Thurlton cum Whittington
DN/TA 552 Whitton
DN/TA 553 Fressingfield
DN/TA 556 Homersfield
DN/TA 559 Sternfield
DN/TA 562 Tannington
DN/TA 566 Brundish
DN/TA 567 Stowmarket
DN/TA 573 Holton St Peter
DN/TA 574 Mendham
DN/TA 575 Rickinghall Superior and Inferior
DN/TA 577 Barking with Needham Market
DN/TA 582 Trimley St Mary
DN/TA 583 Wissett
DN/TA 584 Trimley St Martin
DN/TA 587 Saxmundham
DN/TA 589 Sweffling
DN/TA 590 South Elmham St James
DN/TA 602 Westhall
DN/TA 603 Grundisburgh
DN/TA 604 Reydon
DN/TA 605 Linstead Parva
DN/TA 606 Poslingford
DN/TA 607 Kenton
DN/TA 608 South Elmham St Margaret
DN/TA 611 Covehithe
DN/TA 613 Tunstall
DN/TA 614 Great Bricett
DN/TA 615 Peasenhall
DN/TA 616 Semer
DN/TA 617 Hasketon
DN/TA 630 Halesworth
DN/TA 632 Great Redisham
DN/TA 635 Little Glemham
DN/TA 636 Battisford
DN/TA 637 Great Glemham
DN/TA 638 Syleham
DN/TA 641 Bedfield
DN/TA 646 Framlingham
DN/TA 647 Stoke Ash
DN/TA 652 Little Stonham
DN/TA 664 Hollesley
DN/TA 665 Southwold
DN/TA 667 Wingfield
DN/TA 668 Bucklesham
DN/TA 669 Cretingham
DN/TA 678 Hoxne
DN/TA 685 Orford
DN/TA 689 Westleton
DN/TA 691 Gosbeck
DN/TA 692 Wetheringsett and Brockford
DN/TA 694 Marlesford
DN/TA 700 Alderton
DN/TA 704 South Elmham, St Cross or Sancroft
DN/TA 708 Foxhall
DN/TA 715 Linstead Magna
DN/TA 719 Wickham Market
DN/TA 720 Clopton
DN/TA 721 Baylham
DN/TA 725 Letheringham
DN/TA 726 Boyton
DN/TA 732 Carlton
DN/TA 735 Kelsale
DN/TA 737 Sibton
DN/TA 738 Willingham
DN/TA 740 Bawdsey
DN/TA 749 Cratfield
DN/TA 751 Blyford
DN/TA 755 Little Wenham
DN/TA 756 Ilketshall St Andrew
DN/TA 757 Sudbourne
DN/TA 759 Bromeswell
DN/TA 760 Sotterley
DN/TA 761 Rendlesham
DN/TA 762 Great Wenham
DN/TA 763 Great Finborough
DN/TA 764 Little Finborough
DN/TA 765 Withersdale
DN/TA 772 Thorpe Morieux
DN/TA 773 Thorington
DN/TA 774 Little Bealings
DN/TA 777 Tostock
DN/TA 778 Darsham
DN/TA 779 Whatfield
DN/TA 780 Ringsfield
DN/TA 785 Flixton
DN/TA 793 Ipswich St Helen
DN/TA 799 Barham
DN/TA 800 Metfield
DN/TA 801 Stuston
DN/TA 806 Rumburgh
DN/TA 810 Witnesham
DN/TA 811 Haughley
DN/TA 812 Old Newton
DN/TA 814 Thornham Parva
DN/TA 815 Thornham Magna
DN/TA 817 Combs
DN/TA 820 Sutton
DN/TA 821 Brandeston
DN/TA 823 Bungay Trinity
DN/TA 840 Hemley
DN/TA 846 Walton
DN/TA 847 Felixstowe
DN/TA 848 Braiseworth
DN/TA 852 Ufford
DN/TA 853 Rushmere St Andrew
DN/TA 854 Stutton
DN/TA 867 Crowfield
DN/TA 876 Onehouse
DN/TA 877 Thrandeston
DN/TA 881 Harleston
DN/TA 884 Playford
DN/TA 888 Ellough
DN/TA 891 Knodishall
DN/TA 892 Wetherden
DN/TA 897 Burstall
DN/TA 898 Hazlewood
DN/TA 901 Ipswich St Matthew
DN/TA 903 Aldeburgh
DN/TA 904 Wantisden
DN/TA 905 Capel St Andrew
DN/TA 906 Eyke
DN/TA 907 Hoo
DN/TA 910 Winston
DN/TA 911 Wickham Skeith
DN/TA 915 Butley
DN/TA 916 Redgrave and Botesdale
DN/TA 924 Rishangles
DN/TA 926 Mettingham
DN/TA 932 Gipping
DN/TA 933 Barnby
DN/TA 934 Friston
DN/TA 936 Huntingfield
DN/TA 937 Kesgrave
DN/TA 938 Benhall
DN/TA 940 Belstead
DN/TA 941 Bramford
DN/TA 942 Newbourne
DN/TA 943 Stratford St Andrew
DN/TA 944 South Elmham St Michael
DN/TA 945 Cookley
DN/TA 947 Snape
DN/TA 951 Ilketshall St Lawrence
DN/TA 952 North Cove
DN/TA 957 Brightwell
DN/TA 958 Easton Bavents
DN/TA 959 Ipswich St Stephen
DN/TA 963 Ipswich St Margaret
DN/TA 972 Walpole
DN/TA 973 Bulcamp
DN/TA 991 Bungay St Mary
DN/TA 992 Santon alias Santon House (see CHC 456079)
DN/TA 993 Yaxley
DN/TA 994 Ipswich St Clement
DN/TA 995 Eye
DN/TA 996 Wyverstone
DN/TA 997 Aspall
DN/TA 998 Bacton
DN/TA 999 Brome
DN/TA 1000 Burgate
DN/TA 1001 Creeting All Saints, St Mary and St Olave
DN/TA 1002 Cotton
DN/TA 1003 Finningham
DN/TA 1004 Gislingham
DN/TA 1005 Knettishall
DN/TA 1006 Mellis
DN/TA 1007 Mendlesham
DN/TA 1008 Redlingfield
DN/TA 1009 Stowupland
DN/TA 1010 Thorndon All Saints
DN/TA 1011 Westhorpe
DN/TA 1012 Ipswich St Mary Stoke

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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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This list is based on the Diocesan Registry catalogue (ref. DN/ADR 17/3/1) which is unfit for production.
The date of apportionment is the date the apportionment was received and certified by the Tithe Commissioners and is different from that given in Kain and Oliver: see below.

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For maps of parishes in the deaneries of Feltwell and Fincham see the Diocese of Ely catalogue, list DE/TA.

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'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. Dates of apportionments are based on the date the agreement or award was made.

'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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Created 07/04/2000 by Droip. Modified 15/01/2018 by Droip.


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