Preston tithe maps

Map based on Preston tithe map
Map showing the owners of the Preston tithe plots overlaid on the 1840s 6in OS map. The tithe owners map can be inspected at full resolution by following the link below. (OS map courtesy of the National Library of Scotland.)

Maps showing the owners and occupiers of the plots listed in the Preston tithe schedule are now online, along with maps from the Lang survey of Preston in 1774. The schedule was transcribed by volunteers working on the tithe schedules project for the Lancashire Place Name Survey. Set alongside each other, the Lang maps and the tithe maps provide a visually compelling reminder of how dramatically the landscape of Preston transformed between the late 18th century and the first half of the 19th, and plot the transfer of land ownership in that period that paved the way for the rapid spread of housing north of the town from the middle of the 19th century. .

Preston tithe schedule and map


Coming next: the Ashton tithe maps

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