Maps for Family and Local History: The Records of the Tithe, Valuation Office, and National Farm Surveys of England and Wales, 1836-1943

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Dundurn, 2004 - Reference - 116 pages
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Maps for Family and Local Historyshows how three great land surveys can provide information on ancestral homes, as well as fascinating historical snapshots of specific areas. Covering 1836 to 1943, the Tithe, Valuation Office, and National Farm Surveys provide a wealth of information on rural and urban localities, on dwellings, settlements, and landscapes as well as the status of householders. The text gives the rationale behind the surveys and covers each in detail. Fully updated by map experts from The National Archives, this illustrated guide is the perfect companion to researching those maps.


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1 Introduction to the three surveys
2 The midnineteenthcentury Tithe Commission
3 The Valuation Office survey 191015
4 The National Farm Survey of England and Wales 19413
5 How to find an Ordnance Survey sheet number
Down St Mary Devon
Darlaston Staffordshire
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About the author (2004)

William Foot worked as a Reader Adviser for a number of years at The National Archives (then the Public Record Office). This edition is revised by Geraldine Beech and Rose Mitchell, who have many years of experience in advising the public on maps and related records at The National Archives.

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