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Maiden Newton

Parish 4

Date of Agreement / Award

Date of Confirmation of Apportionment

Maiden Newton



Date on Map

Scale of Map



6 chains

John Martin Valuer

The Exeter Road The Story of the West of England Highway 1899

From Highways and Byways of Dorset Sir Frederick Treves, Illustrated Joseph Pennell 1906

This was a large parish [2859 acres] but with fewer diary entries and completed much more quickly than other, smaller, commutations. Apart from the fact it was hand written through out there is little of any great interest about the commutation. The agreement was made on the same day as the North Poorton agreement. The original map was signed “John Martin Valuer” [type 2] but the copy is not signed. The original is signed in many hands by the various landowners and the copy bears a list of the landowners but in one hand. The title letters on both maps appears stencilled although shaded individually and the cartouche on the copy map is more complex than the original. Otherwise there are no substantial differences between the maps.

4th April 1838

Doing various jobs and putting in measures into Maiden Newton Map from Mr Brownes Map [Old Inclosures]

Who Mr Browne was is not known. He is not listed as a landowner or occupier.

22nd November 1838

Doing Various Jobs and working on the Maiden Newton Rate

23rd November 1838

making Maiden Newton Commutation expenses rate

December in Accounts

£30 Received of Mr Neale making the M Newton Rate

Jonathan Neale is described as life hold under Isaac Sparks and George Jolliffe Trustees of Crewkerne school. He held two houses in the parish worth a total tithe of 1 s 6d


List of Commutations under the Tithe Commutation Act