FLINTSHIRE VALUATION RECORDS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

PUBLIC RECORDS.

Valuation records for Flintshire, 1897-1931, including valuation working sheets, 1899-1912; Domesday books, [c. 1915]; valuation lists, 1897-1931; and valuation sheets, 1899-1913.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Finance Act 1910 proposed a tax on increases in land value due to the expenditure of public money. A valuation survey was carried out, between 1910 and 1915, to provide a base value for taxation purposes. Wales was divided into valuation districts; each district covered a number of Income Tax (regional) divisions, which were used as convenient units for administration. Flintshire was made up of five divisions: Coleshill, Maelor, Mold, Prestatyn, and Rhuddlan. The survey created so-called Domesday Books, and Field Books. The former were bound lists of copies of Income Tax Schedule A Registers kept by inspectors of taxes, provided to the valuers carrying out the survey. Information about each property was recorded in Valuation Office Field Books, held at the National Archives, accompanied by Ordnance Survey maps. The Valuation Office continued to assess site value until increment value duty was repealed by the Finance Act 1920. The Valuation Office became an executive agency of the Inland Revenue.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Valuation working sheets, Domesday books, and Valuation lists.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Inland Revenue, Valuation Office, Wrexham, 1968, 1987; Domesday books transferred from the Public Record Office, London, 1980.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Valuation records catalogue; The National Archives Online Catalogue, Valuation Office Records: The Finance (1910-1915) Act, Domestic Records Information 46 (http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=ri2153), viewed 4 February 2004; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project, updated by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office.

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Valuation records catalogue; The National Archives Online Catalogue, Valuation Office Records: The Finance (1910-1915) Act, Domestic Records Information 46 (http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk/ExternalRequest.asp?RequestReference=ri2153), viewed 04 Feb 2004; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

Conditions Governing Use

Public records. May be copied without any need for a copyright form.

Public records. Crown copyright (expired): may be copied without any need for a copyright form.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further Flintshire Valuation records are The National Archives, Valuation Office maps, IR 121 and IR 124 to IR 145, field books in IR 58; Denbighshire Record Office, VRD/1/37.

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