Land Tax Records (1)

Scope and Content

Land tax records for Monmouthshire, 1894-1949, comprising assessments or collectors' duplicates for Abergavenny (Butchers' Row Ward), Llangattock Lingoed, Llanvetherine and Oldcastle, 1937-1938, Bedwas Lower, 1922-1923, Bedwas Upper, 1911-1923, Clawrplwyf, 1910-1911, Penmaen, 1921-1922, Caerleon, Llandegveth and Llanfrechfa Lower, 1903-1949, Llanfrechfa Upper, 1903-1936, Llangattock iuxta Caerleon, Llangibby, Llanhennock and Llanthewy Vach, 1903-1949, Llanvihangel Llantarnam, 1903-1942, Malpas and Tredunnock, 1903-1949, Caerwent, Caldicot and Chapel Hill, 1933-1949, Chepstow, 1933-1946, Crick, Hardwick, Howick and Itton, 1933-1949, Kilgwrrwg, 1936-1941, Llanvair Discoed, Mathern and Mounton, 1933-1949, Newchurch East, 1933-1936, Newchurch West, Penterry, Portcasseg, Portskewett, St Arvans, St Pierre & Runstone, Shirenewton and Tintern, 1933-1949, Trelleck Grange, 1937-1949, Bishton, 1898-1949, Christchurch Lower, 1894-1946, Christchurch Upper, 1895-1949, Goldcliff, 1898-1949, Ifton, Roggett, Llanvihangel, 1900-1949, Kemeys Inferior, Llandavenny, Llangstone, Llanmartin & Llandevaud, Llanvaches, Llanwern, Magor, Nash, Penhow, Redwick, St Brides, Undy, Whitson and Wilcrick, 1898-1949, Rockfield, 1937-1938, Bettws, 1911-1949, Coedkernew, 1911-1929, Duffryn and Graig, 1916-1930, Henllis, 1911-1949, Machen, 1911-1917, Marshfield, 1911-1949, Peterstone, 1910-1949, Risca, 1916-1949, Rogerstone, 1916-1942, St Brides (Wentllwg), 1911-1919, Goytrey, 1899-1938, Llanhilleth, 1937-1938, Llanover Lower and Upper, 1899-1902, Llanvihangel Pontymoile, 1899-1938, Mamhilad and Panteague, 1899-1938, Penrose, Llangattock Vibon Avel, Llangua, Llantillio Crossenny Lower and Upper, Llanvihangel Ystern Llewern, Skenfrith, St Maughans and Llanvihangel Torymynydd, 1937-1938; land tax schedules for Caerleon, 1908-1916, Llandegveth, 1910-1911, Llanfrechfa Lower, 1908-1912, Llanfrechfa Upper, 1908-1916, Llangattock iuxta Caerleon, 1908-1912, Llangibby, 1908-1911, Llanhennock, 1910-1911, Llanthewy Vach, 1909-1911, Llanvihangel Llantarnam, 1908-1916, Magor, 1915-1916, Bettws, Henllis, Newport and Peterstone, 1910-1911, Rumney, 1908-1911, and St Mellons, 1909-1911.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Land Tax was a national tax levied on landowners from the 1690s. During the 18th century, it evolved into a tax assessed on land, buildings, and various forms of rent. Land Tax was abolished in 1963. Land Tax assessments record the owner and occupier of the land, location of the tenement, area of land, and rent due. The Finance (1909/1910) Act (or Finance Act 1910) included provisions for taxing any increase in the value of land, by undertaking a baseline valuation of all land owned in England and Wales in 1909 against which subsequent sale prices could be compared. The valuation was undertaken by District Valuation Offices of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, and involved the compilation of Field Books and maps listed all property; a 'Domesday' book summarising this information, and various Forms.


Arranged into the following: Abergavenny division; Bedwellty division; Caerleon division; Chepstow division; Christchurch division; Monmouth division; Newport division; Pontypool division.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Land Tax (D 414),catalogue; The National Archives research guides (, viewed 24 August 2004; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.

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