A detailed scan of the original copy of a section of the Christchurch Tithe Map made in 1840.
We are very grateful to Newport Community Learning & Libraries for their help with this project.
The Christchurch Parish area, 1840, covered much of what is now Newport East of the River Usk. It was mapped on 9 large sheets. We were able to scan 7 of them, the other two being too wide to run through the scanner.
Now, for the first time, these can be examined in detail online. You will find the maps by following this link: Christchurch Tithe
Previously we had been unable to make a copy of the Ultra Pontem area clear enough to add to the Caerleon Net website.
A document called the apportionment accompanies the maps and gives details about the buildings and plots of land. We have put the details relating to buildings into a database and you can search these by following this link: Search The Apportionment
Thus you can discover who owned the properties and who occupied them... also some details about the buildings e.g. were they inns, barns, houses, homesteads etc. You might be surpised to see how much was owned by 'Eton College Provost and Fellows of'.
This information may help you get your bearings:
Caerleon Bridge can be seen, top left, over the River Usk;
125 is/was the Ship Inn Public House;
265 is now 'Spice Corner' it was then a House and Garden.
Caerleon Maps and plans
Tithe Maps of other areas of Monmouthshire