Maps, plans and surveys (3)

Tithe Map

By Susan Flood

Tithe map   After the tithe act of 1836 a map and award (schedule) was drawn up for most of the parishes in Hertfordshire.  These are held at HALS.  Parts of the garden city are shown on the maps for the parishes of Digswell, Hatfield, Tewin and Welwyn so you have to be sure where your house is to be able to consult the correct map!  The maps have been drawn to a fairly large scale so they do show land and individual properties in detail.  Each plot on the maps is given a number which corresponds to the list in the schedule.  Names of owners and occupiers are given together with field names.  A brief description of each property is given and this can show what the buildings were used for.

This page was added on 01/10/2010.

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