West Glamorgan Archive Service

Knelston Tithe Plan and Apportionment

Reference code(s): GB 0216 P 132

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Title: Knelston Tithe Plan and Apportionment

Short title: Knelston tithe plan and apportionment

Dates of creation: 1846

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (1 plan, 9 pages)

Name of creator(s): Tithe Commission


Administrative and biographical history: Knelston was a parish in Glamorgan, and is now part of Swansea. 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.


Scope and content: Tithe plan and apportionment of Knelston, 1846.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Existence and location of copies: The estate copy of the Tithe award is West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D P835


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Knelston Tithe Plan and Apportionment, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: October 2005



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