About tithe maps
Created by the government between 1837 to the early 1850s, tithe maps were the result of a comprehensive survey into the usage, ownership and occupation of land in England and Wales.
The detail provided in the maps included arable fields, orchards, woods and even houses and gardens in urban areas.
The resulting maps came with a schedule, giving the names of all owners and occupiers of land in the parish. This schedule, known as an 'apportionment', allowed tithes to be collected in cash rather than goods, as previously.
Tithe maps exist for most of the parishes in West Sussex.
Please note that parish boundaries have changed over the years. There is a list of the different parishes at the bottom of the page, but if you are unsure which parish will cover your local area contact the Record Office – we will be able to tell you which CD to order.
All the tithe maps at the Record Office have been digitised and individual tithe maps are available to order on CD in two different formats. Read the following information carefully before deciding which format to order.
This version shows the whole map divided into sections. You can click on the section you want to view, which then opens and enables you to zoom in and examine it more closely. The apportionment information can be viewed at the same time as the map.
Sections, or any part that has been selected, can be printed out, but with this version you are unable to print out the whole map.
Please note this version is not MAC compatible.
This version uses Archangel software which comes on the CD.
This version is a JPEG image of the whole map. This will be a very large file and you will need some image software in order to view it (Photoshop or something similar).
This version is suitable if you want to print out the map as a whole. If you order this format you will receive the apportionment as an Excel spreadsheet.
How to order
Email us with details of the items you would like to order. We will confirm the order/cost and send you our online form to complete.