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June 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm #9191Anonymous
About the Project
Places of Wales is a website where you can search and discover the items or related information for the collections of The National Library of Wales on a geographic interface. Our intention is to develop the website to include a wide range of information relating to Wales and the Welsh.
The Cynefin Project
The development of this website has been made possible by the Cynefin project, led by Archives and Records Council Wales and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project repaired and digitised over 1,200 tithe maps and over 28,000 index documents. Over 1,300 volunteers used a crowdsourcing website to transcribe and georeference these maps and documents.
What are tithe maps?
Tithes were payments charged on land users. Originally, payments were made using commodities like crops, wool, milk and stock. Tithe maps were produced between 1836 and 1850 to ensure that all tithes were paid with money rather than produce.
These are the most detailed maps of their period and they cover more than 95% of Wales. The index documents for each map list the payable tithes, the names of the landowners and land occupiers, the land use, and in most cases (75%) the field names.
Please note that the modern maps used on this website are subject to copyright restrictions and that they must not be copied unless you have obtained permission or an exception to copyright law applies.
Digital reproductions may also be subject to copyright or database rights. Please contact email@example.com to request high quality copies.
The tithe map layer in the map view has been generated using 1,200 tithe maps of all the parishes of Wales. In addition to the tithe maps held at The National Library of Wales, these include maps from the following archives:
The National Archives
Cheshire Record Office
Gwynedd Archive Service
We would like to thank all of the above for supporting the Cynefin project.
The gazeteer of place names which appears in the 'Find a Place' section of the homepage contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right (2016). https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/os-open-names.html
The modern results map is the copyright of Openmaptiles and openstreetmap contributors. More information on https://openmaptiles.org/
Request for copies and re-use
If you would like to request a copy of any of the primary sources used on the website, or if you wish to use the data set or any other component of the Places of Wales website, please contact our Enquiries Service.
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