Land Tax Records (2)

Scope and Content

Land tax records for Monmouthshire, 1819-1949, comprising assessments or collectors' duplicates for Abergavenny, 1920-1949, Bwlch Trewyn, Cwmyoy and Fwthog, 1914-1949, Hardwick, 1920-1949, Llanddewi Rhydderch, 1921-1949, Llanddewi Skirrid, 1919-1949, Llanellen and Llanfoist, 1921-1949, Llangattock Lingoed, 1914-1936, Llangattock nigh Usk, 1921-1949, Llanover Lower, 1900-1949, Llansaintfraed, 1921-1949, Llantillio Pertholey, 1920-1949, Llanvair Kilgeddin, 1917-1949, Llanvapley, 1921-1949, Llanvetherine, 1920-1936, Llanvihangel Crucorney, 1914-1949, Llanvihangel nigh Usk, 1921-1949, Llanwenarth and Llwyndu, 1920-1949, Oldcastle, 1917-1936, Penbiddle, 1914-1949, Cwmcarvan, 1921-1949, Dingestow, 1917-1949, Dixton Hadnock 1918-1949, Dixton Newton, 1916-1949, Mitchel Troy, 1921-1949, Monmouth, 1916-1949, Rockfield, 1921-1936, Tregare, 1915-1949, Wonastow, 1921-1949, Goytre, 1917-1949, Llanhilleth, 1921-1949, Llanover Upper, 1900-1901, Llanvihangel Pontymoile and Mamhilad, 1921-1949, Panteg, 1921-1934, Panteg Hamlet, 1921-1949, Bettws Newydd, Bryngwyn, Clytha and Llanarth, 1918-1949, Llandenny, 1921-1949, Llangoven, 1936-1949, Penrhos, 1915-1936, Raglan, 1918-1949, Penyclawdd, Grosmont, Llangattock Vibon Avel and Llangua, 1921-1949, Llantillio Crossenny, 1915-1949, Llanvetherine, 1946-1949, Llanvihangel ystern Llewern, 1915-1949, Penrhos and Rockfield, 1946-1949, St Maughans and Skenfrith, 1921-1949, Kilgwrrwg, 1930-1949, Llandogo, 1921-1949, Llangovan, 1921-1936, Llanishen, 1921-1949, Llansoy and Llanvihangel Torymynydd, 1921-1949, Newchurch East, 1936-1949, Penalt, Trelleck and Trelleck Town, 1921-1949, Trelleck Grange, 1926-1936, Wolvesnewton, 1921-1949, various parishes in Usk division, 1819-1830, Gwehelog, Gwernesney, Glascoed, Kemeys Commander, Llanbaddock, Llangeview, Llangwm Isha and Ucha and Llanllowell, 1921-1949, Llansoy, 1936-1949, Llantrissent, Monkswood, Trostrey and Usk, 1921-1949; schedules of taxes unpaid for various parishes, 1926-1928; land tax arrears for Llanvetherine, Llanellen, Llanhilleth and Llangeview, 1928-1933; Llandenny schedules of deficiencies, 1926-1928.

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 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; Monmouth division; Pontypool division; Raglan division; Skenfrith division; Trelleck division; Usk division.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Land Tax Records (416), 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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