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Parish 11

Date of Agreement / Award

Date of Confirmation of Apportionment




Date on Map

Scale of Map



4 chains

John Martin Valuer

There are no diary entries about the Walditch commutation and there is little unusual about the maps themselves. Despite the small size of the parish- 280 acres the apportionment is of some interest; the field names alone are redolent of a bygone age – Gramfers orchard, Mancombes Bottom, Ice Mead, Turkey, Netherways ,Collicrate, Bathsheba, Gudge’s Close. The area around the village must have been pretty – wall to wall- orchards, all producing cider apples no doubt. There was a flax shop, bleaching house, and weaving shop. The agreement was entirely hand written and did not use a standard form. At some time the apportionment itself was amended at the Tithe commission. Plot 83 ‘Turkey’ has been circled and a note made “On comparison with Tithe Maps it would appear that this number should be 87 [initials] 30/10/36.” This must be 1936 given the date of the commutation. The maps are signed by John Martin with additional signatures in the right lower corner.

List of Commutations under the Tithe Commutation Act