Catalogue description Tithe Commission: Boundary Awards

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Reference: TITH 1
Title: Tithe Commission: Boundary Awards

The awards depict boundaries between parishes or townships. They are on parchment, are accompanied by plans, and frequently include schedules of lands, with names of owners and occupiers.

Date: 1839-1860
Related material:

For files regarding the custody of tithe documents see also HMC 4

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 181 box(es)
Unpublished finding aids:

An alphabetical key to parish names is with the paper copy of the list in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.

Administrative / biographical background:

The awards were made by Assistant Commissioners appointed by the Tithe Commissioners under the Tithe Acts 1839 (2 & 3 Vict. c.62 ss. 34-36) and 1840 (3 & 4 Vict. c. 15 s.28) to ascertain and define ancient boundaries or to draw new boundaries between parishes or townships, in order to resolve disputes between landowners.

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