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The tithe surveys of England and Wales /
Roger J.P. Kain and Hugh C. Prince.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
description
xvi, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521246814
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
isbn
0521246814
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1856439
 
Bibliography: p. 295-317.
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Appeared in Choice on 1985-11:
The meticulous elucidation of changes in historic Britain associated with the past works of H.C. Darby and Lawrence Dudley Stamp are carried forth in this detailed survey of the British tithe system, which was commutated in 1836. Through the work of Kain and Prince, the map of mid-19th-century England and Wales becomes more clearly known and understood. Their study provides interesting new speculation on some old uncertainties, such as the linkages between Celtic fields and contemporary fields. The authors' primary purpose is to create better understanding of English and Welsh agriculture in the period c. 1840, and is set forth in two lengthy chapters on land use and farming, followed by a distressingly short chapter on social structure. This study is an excellent supplement to the works of David Turnock and Richard Dennis. Upper-division undergraduate readership and above.-J.E. Landing, University of Illinois at Chicago
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The rural landscape of England and Wales in the mid-nineteenth century is minutely depicted in the large-scale plans and schedules drawn for the Tithe Commissioners. Among other features shown on the maps are field boundaries and rights of way, whilst the accompanying schedules record the names of owners and occupiers, field names, land use and area.
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The rural landscape of England and Wales in the mid-nineteenth century is minutely depicted in the large-scale plans and schedules drawn for the Tithe Commissioners. Among other features shown on the maps are field boundaries and rights of way, whilst the accompanying schedules record the names of owners and occupiers, field names, land use and area. The amount of detailed information they provide, together with their uniformity, place the surveys as the most complete record of the agrarian landscape at any period.
Main Description
The rural landscape of England and Wales in the mid-nineteenth century is minutely depicted in the large-scale plans and schedules drawn for the Tithe Commissioners. Among other features shown on the maps are field boundaries and rights of way, whilst the accompanying schedules record the names of owners and occupiers, field names, land use and area. The amount of detailed information they provide, together with their uniformity, place the surveys as the most complete record of the agrarian landscape at any period. This book describes the nature of tithe payments, the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 and the survey of over 11,000 parishes. The uses made of the surveys for reconstructing early field systems, for tracing land use and understanding farming practices, are systematically considered, The abstraction, computer processing and mapping of vast quantities of data are discussed.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
The nature of tithes
The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836
Tithe maps, apportionments and files
The accuracy of the tithe surveys
Evidence of field systems
Land use
Farming
Farms, landowners and rural social structure
Summary and prospect
Notes
Bibliography
Indexes
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