Finance Act 1910 Domesday Books

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Land valuation books for the Abergavenny, Newport and Merthyr Tydfil Districts, covering Monmouthshire, 1910.

Administrative / Biographical History

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 (including Form 37, listing all holdings of a particular individual). The Welsh Region was divided into 11 districts, including the Abergavenny, Newport and Merthyr Tydfil Districts, which included Monmouthshire.


Arranged into the following: Abergavenny District Valuation Area; Newport District Valuation Area; Merthyr Tydfil District Valuation Area.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, List of volumes of Duties on Land Values (Domesday Books), catalogue; The National Archives, Domestic Records Information 46, Valuation Office Records: The Finance (1909-1910) Act, information sheet, (, viewed 21 February 2006.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names