Coronation Celebration featuring the Ash Tithe Map

On Sunday 7th May 2023, villagers were invited to attend the Coronation Celebration at St Nicholas Church, Ash. Tea and cakes were available upon donation to the Pilgrims Hospice and we were able to display the Tithe Map of Ash which is a plan of the parish of Ash from 1843.

Text taken from the National Archives website:
Tithe map of Ash next Wingham [Ash] (parish), Kent.
Shows tithery boundary, buildings (named), parsonage, mills, churchyard, footpath and/or bridleway, waterbodies, ferry, antiquities (castle ruins). Colouring used. Decorative compass indicator. Scale: 1 inch to 3 chains. First class map. By Frederick R Davey, Canterbury. Note that map was ‘Copied’.

Read more about Tithe records, text below from the KCC website:
Introduction: the early history of tithes
The idea of giving a tithe, or tenth, of income to support a local priest can be traced back
to before the Norman Conquest of 1066 and the word ‘tithe’ itself is an Old English word.
By the twelfth century it had become accepted that tithes should be given to the parish
priest; before then, they could be given to any priest.
Tithes were classified as:
‘predial’, arising from crops
‘mixed’, arising from livestock
‘personal’, arising from the product of labour
They were also divided into:
‘Greater tithes’ – the tithes of hay, corn and wool
‘Lesser tithes’ – of everything else


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