Board of Inland Revenue: Valuation Office: Field Books

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Board of Inland Revenue: Valuation Office: Field Books

These field books were prepared by the Valuation Offices and contain details of the valuation of land for the purposes of increment value duty under the Finance (1909-10) Act 1910. They normally contain names of occupiers and owners; date of erection of buildings; details of extent, owner's interest, tenure, market value and information about such matters as liability for rates and taxes; they also often provide an indication of the existence of public rights of way. Sometimes, sketch plans of individual properties are included. Details of each unit of valuation were recorded in assessment number order.


Arranged alphabetically under district valuation office and then by income tax parish.

Separated Material:
Field books for Southampton district and the Isle of Wight were destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War. Some books for Basildon (Essex) were destroyed by fire.
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
95579 volume(s)
Unpublished finding aids:
The following indexes are shelved with the set of paper lists: Alphabetical index to place names: identifies District Valuation OfficeSupplementary index to place names not included in the above indexAlphabetical indexes to place names and streets in London, identifying the District Valuation Office

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