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Barcombe Tithe Map

The apportionment in Barcombe

In Barcombe the process of calculating the tithe apportionment (calculating a fixed money payment rather than payment in kind) was particularly complex. Over 1,100 acres of woodland was not liable to tithe, 'by the prescriptive custom of the Weald of Sussex'. It was claimed that Camois Court Farm was exempt form payment of great tithes (corn, grain and pulse) because it was formerly part of the possessions of Lewes Priory. The Earl of Liverpool, as a lay impropriator, owned the tithes of Knowland Farm, part of Court Lodge Farm, and part of Hayes Farm.

The areas of land subject to payment of tithe were as follows:
1313 acres 1 rood of arable land.
1452 acres 1 rood and 11 perches as meadow or pasture land.
305 acres and 34 perches as hop land.
23 acres 1 rood 15 perches as garden land.
Gross rent charge payable to the tithe owners in lieu of tithes for the parish of Barcombe in the county of Sussex including the tithe of glebe £987 19s 0d

For a transcription of the introduction to the complex Barcombe tithe apportionment and a brief introduction to tithe maps by Professor Brian Short see part 3.

Tithe maps and apportionments see part 1
The apportionment in Barcombe part 2
Introduction to the complex Barcombe
tithe apportionment see part 3
For a brief introduction to tithe maps
by Professor Brian Short see part 4
To download an A1 pdf version of the
redrawn Barcombe Tithe Map
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