The Tithe Commutation Act 1836 established a process by which tithes could be converted to money payments. This required the drawing of an accurate map showing all the land in the parish.
A map was produced for each "tithe district" which might be distinct from a parish or township. Maps were accompanied by a schedule in the form of a table showing the owner, occupier and a description of the land in the parish.
Most of the surveying and mapping was carried out by 1841, although the East Brent map is believed to have much earlier origins. Three copies of the maps and schedules were prepared, one of which was held centrally by the Tithe Commissioners, one locally in the parish church and one in the diocesan registry.
An original copy (No. 3) of the Tithe Map for East Brent was shown at the September 2011 meeting.
There is a full sized photo image of the whole map, but as this is a large file it has not been loaded onto the web site.
We have been able to load a couple of smaller sections of the map, so you can get an idea of how it looks, please see the gallery for these images.
If you would like a copy of the full sized image sent to you by e-mail then please do contact the history group.
The Land 'Apportionment' document is also attached to this article - this being the details of who owned which parcels of land and what the land was used for, be that : Garden / Orchard / Meadow / Pasture or Arable.