29 July 2022
More than 109,000 new IR58 Valuation Office land tax records for owners and occupiers have been added to TheGenealogist’s Lloyd George Domesday Survey records.
Researchers can now discover details about the homes of their ancestors from the Lewisham and Bromley areas. Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist can find what their forebears' property was like in the years before World War I using the scanned images of the field books. These documents reveal what the surveyor from the years between 1910 and 1915 recorded about the size, state of repair and value of the house.
Detail from a Field Book from Lewisham Valuation Office area
In the case of this release, we can see how in Bromley, the Crystal Palace was still standing in fine parkland with fountains and other features. Across the road from its entrance had been a railway station in 1910, which today has subsequently been completely built over with new homes.
Lloyd George Domesday Survey linked map on Map Explorer™
The areas covered in Lewisham (63,451 owners and occupiers) are: Blackheath, Brockley, Catford, Deptford North, Deptford South, Forest Hill, Hatcham, Lee, Lewisham, Lower Sydenham and Upper Sydenham.
Areas released for Bromley are (45,726 Owners and Occupiers): Beckenham, Bromley, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, Mottingham, Orpington, Penge, St Mary Cray
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