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Coronavirus update

Gloucestershire County Council are closing Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the current issues relating to Covid-19. 

Gloucestershire Family History Society @ the Heritage Hub has also closed their service until further notice. 

Every effort will be made to continue offering essential services such as access to records for legal reasons.  Similarly, the Registration Service will continue to run a copy certificates service from the site. 

Look out for updates from the archives on social media and online.  If you have a few minutes you might like to #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.  You can search our collections online or browse or contribute to our online mapping resource Know Your Place

We look forward to welcoming back our customers, volunteers, partners and friends in due course. 

Tithe Apportionments database

Transcripts of tithe apportionments for all parishes in the diocese of Gloucester have been compiled by members and friends of the Gloucester and District Archaeological Research Group.  Special mention should go to Heather Cole, Geoffrey Pitt, John Newbury and Geoffrey Jones. 

The maps which accompany these apportionments have been redrawn by Geoff Gwatkin and are available for consultation at Gloucestershire Archives.  Copies of the originals are also available on microfilm.

The apportionment is the descriptive part of the award, created subsequent to the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836, which gives details of owners and occupiers of individual plots of land within a parish, together with a description (fieldname), state of cultivation and acreage.  All detail was transcribed for this project except the financial amount of rentcharge.  For background information on the history of tithes and these documents please refer to The National Archives.

You can search the database.

You can also find help to use the database.

Please note that we are in the process of adding to this data; parishes beginning with 'W' are still to be included.

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