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About the Project

The West Yorkshire Tithe Maps site was born out of Tracks in Time, a Heritage Lottery funded project to conserve, capture digitally and provide free online access to the historic tithe maps spanning the modern Leeds Metropolitan District. The project was extended in 2014 to cover the 16 townships which formed the Bradford Registration District in 1851. This extension was a joint project between West Yorkshire Archive Service and the Bradford Family History Society.

The tithe maps, created between the 1830s and 1860s, were originally working documents for diocesan and parish officials. Although generally in good condition, several of the plans had become fragile and suffered minor damage following many years of use. Expert conservation work was undertaken by West Yorkshire Archive Service to clean and repair the maps, restoring each one to its original splendour. The data from the accompanying apportionments, the surveys of land ownership, value and use, was transcribed by dedicated teams of volunteers.

Making high resolution copies of the maps available online helps preserve the originals whilst encouraging and enabling the use of the maps in new and innovative ways.

More information about the tithe maps held across the West Yorkshire Archive Service can be found in our Tithe Map Collections guide. This site should display properly in most internet browsers, but will work best using Chrome.

About the West Yorkshire Archive Service (WYAS)

WYAS is the county archive service for West Yorkshire. We have five offices in Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees and Calderdale and are part of West Yorkshire Joint Services who are jointly funded by the five borough councils in West Yorkshire.

We aim to collect and permanently preserve the unique documentary history of our region.  We hold records dating from the twelfth century through to present day -All our offices can help you:

  • Discover your family history
  • Learn about your local area
  • Care for your history and collections

For more information about WYAS, our services, and the collections we hold, see our main website.

About WYAS, Bradford

WYAS, Bradford holds records for the Bradford district spanning around 800 years of years of local history.  Our collections range from the minutes of local councils and businesses to the programmes and posters of Bradford’s vibrant theatres. Please contact us if you have any questions about the records we hold, or if you would like to discuss depositing new records with us.

About WYAS, Leeds

WYAS, Leeds collections includes local authority records from the 17th century onwards from Leeds Township and Corporation through to Leeds City Council; Church records from the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds; and a wealth of family and estate records including manorial court rolls and the records of Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal and Ripley Castle as well as Temple Newsam, Newby Hall and many others. Please contact us if you have any questions about the records we hold, or if you would like to discuss depositing new records with us.

Copyright Guidance

Users may print from this website for the purposes of private study or research on a non-commercial basis only. The copyright and intellectual property rights in some images are owned by third parties and the responsibility for identifying copyright holders and securing necessary permissions to use an item rests ultimately with the person or persons pursuing such purposes. Any users wishing to distribute, exhibit or publish images displayed on this website, including making them available online, must first contact West Yorkshire Archive Service.

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