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Cambridgeshire Land Assessment Records

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5717-5745

Scope and Contents

Lists of landholders, tithe particulars, poor rates, rate assessments and valuations for the various parts of Cambridgeshire.

In 1856 the Poor Law Guardians in Cambridge resolved upon a survey and valuation of rateable property in the parishes of their union. The survey was carried out by Richard Harwood and John Rolfe Mann. Its findings form MSS.Add.5730-5745. An earlier assessment of land in Cambridgeshire, MSS.Add.5717-5729, was partly the work of Thomas Utton.


  • Creation: 1807-1856


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

MSS.Add.5718-5719, 5722-5724 and 5726-5745 were purchased by J. Whitaker at the sale of the effects of G.J. Smith. MSS.Add.5717, 5720, 5721 and 5725 were purchased from Mr G.J. Smith, 1911; MSS.Add.5718-5719, 5722-5724 and 5726-5745 were purchased from J. Whitaker, 1913.

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