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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.  You can search the database using the Tithe Apportionments link to the right of this page. 

The maps which accompany these apportionments are accessible online on the Know Your Place website (www.kypwest.org.uk). They have also been redrawn by Geoff Gwatkin and his copies are available for consultation at Gloucestershire Archives. 

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.

 

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