Series - Tithe Survey

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Tithe Survey


  • 1793-1948 (Creation)

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Records produced from work undertaken by Robert Pratt for the National Tithe Survey.
The National Tithe Survey was undertaken in response to the Tithe Commutation Act, 1836, to assess land values on which tithe payments were made. Originally, tithes would be paid to the church in the form of produce but this was gradually replaced by monetary payments and the piecemeal fashion in which this was carried out led to massive inconsistancy in how it was applied. The three national Tithe Commissioners appointed local commissioners, who in turn appointed local land agents and valuers to carry out the assessments. The maps that Robert Pratt, Charles Hornor et al created were reused by the company to create valuation and sale plans, so may appear in various forms throughout the collection.

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