Photocopies [late 20th century] of tithe plan and apportionment, 1841, of Aberavon.
Aberavon Tithe Plan and Apportionment
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Administrative / Biographical History
Aberavon was a parish in Glamorgan, and is now part of Neath Port Talbot. Tithes were originally payments in kind to the church; by the 19th century, these payments were often commuted to money. In 1836 the Tithe Commission was established to create a new system of rent charges based on landowning in the parish, and between 1836 and 1852 appointed surveyors to make large-scale maps and schedules that listed all landowners and tenants and field-names in a parish, as well as the land-use of each field.
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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Aberavon Tithe Plan and Apportionment, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).
Other Finding Aids
A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
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Usual copyright regulations apply.
All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.
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