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Ceredigion Archives
District Valuation Records

Reference code(s): GB 0212 T/DV, DV/

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: District Valuation Records

Short Title: District Valuation Records

Creation date(s): 1911-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: ####

Name of creator(s): Board of Inland Revenue, Valuation Office


Administrative/Biographical history: The Finance (1909/1910) Act (or Finance Act 1910) included provisions for taxing any increase in the value of land, by undertaking a baseline valuation of all land owned in England and Wales in 1909 against which subsequent sale prices could be compared. The valuation was undertaken by District Valuation Offices of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, and involved the compliation of Field Books and maps listed all property; a 'Domesday' book summarising this information, and various Forms (including Form 37, listing all holdings of a particular individual). The Welsh Region was divided into 11 districts, including Dyfed District, covering Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire; the office was based in Carmarthen. The Valuation Offices made valuations as land was sold and for raibng purposes; their duties were altered by the Rating and Valuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1955.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of valuations from the Board of Inland Revenue Valuation Offices, Carmarthen and Welshpool; index to the Schedule of 'Domesday' books; Forms 37 Land; valuation lists: Aberayron, 1934; Aberayron and Lampeter, 1947-1949; Aberystwyth, 1911-1922, 1934; Aberystwyth and Tregaron, 1935-1950; Cardigan, 1934; Cardigan and Teifiside, 1905-1927, 1934-1950; Cardiganshire, 1927-1944, New Quay, 1934; St Dogmells, 1934; Tregaron, 1929, 1934; notices of amendment of Part 1 of the Valuation List, 1944-1950, Cardigan, 1929, 1934; valuation lists made under the Rating and Valuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1955, of Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Lampeter, Newquay, Teifiside and Tregaron; and Index to Section II of the Parish, Urban District or Borough in Cardiganshire, 1962.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Finance Act 1910; Finance Act 1910 maps; and later material.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from the Public Record Office, Hayes, January, 1980; deposited by the District Valuer, 1974 and 1979 and by Powys County Library, Cefnllys Road Llandrindod Wells, in 1980.


Related material: Further records are Public Record Office, PRO 131/5, Valuation record sheets, at The National Archives.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, District Valuation Records viewed 17 November 2003; Public Record Office PROCAT and District Valuation information sheet.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003; revised February 2004

Great Britain. | Valuation Office. | Dyfed District | Archives
Great Britain. | Valuation Office. | Welshpool District | Archives
Land value taxation | Wales | Ceredigion

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Great Britain | Valuation Office. | Dyfed District
Great Britain | Valuation Office. | Welshpool District

Aberaeron (Wales)
Aberystwyth (Wales)
Cardigan (Wales)
Cardiganshire (Wales)
Lampeter (Wales)
New Quay (Wales)
St Dogmaels (Wales)
Teifiside (Wales)
Tregaron (Wales)

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