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Building works affecting Gloucestershire Archives

We currently have builders on site. Before your visit, please check the latest information about opening hours and parking. You will need to order your documents before you visit.

Christmas & New Year opening hours

Good news! The Archives will remain open until 4.30 pm on Thursday 21 December 2017 when we will close for the Christmas break. We will re-open at 9.00 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

We will be closing at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018 to move into the newly refurbished Heritage Hub. We will be reopening at 9.00 am on 13 March 2018.

Tithe Apportionments database

Transcripts of tithe apportionments for all parishes in the Diocese of Gloucester have been compiled by members and friends of the Gloucester and District Archaeological Research Group.  Special mention should go to Heather Cole, Geoffrey Pitt, John Newbury and Geoffrey Jones. 

The maps which accompany these apportionments have been redrawn by Geoff Gwatkin and are available for consultation at Gloucestershire Archives.  Copies of the originals are also available on microfilm.

The apportionment is the descriptive part of the award, created subsequent to the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836, which gives details of owners and occupiers of individual plots of land within a parish, together with a description (fieldname), state of cultivation and acreage.  All detail was transcribed for this project except the financial amount of rentcharge.  For background information on the history of tithes and these documents please refer to The National Archives.

You can search the database.

You can also find help to use the database.

Please note that we are in the process of adding to this data; parishes beginning with 'W' are still to be included.

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