The National Library of Wales Places of Wales website now includes an interactive version of the tithe map of Devauden from 1842.

Tithes were payments charged on land users and tithe maps were produced between 1838 and 1850 to ensure that all tithes were paid with money rather than produce.  These are the most detailed maps of their period and they cover more than 95% of Wales. The apportionments accompanying each map list the payable tithes, the names of the landowners/occupiers, the land use, and even field names. 

A Heritage Lottery funded project to digitize the maps, transcribe the apportionments and link these in a geographical database was undertaken by The National Library of Wales and has resulted in a fantastic website which allows members of the public to explore the maps and records themselves.

Devauden is included on Part One of the map of Newchurch East which was produced in 1842.  It offers a fascinating glimpse of the Devauden in the mid 19th Century and includes many interesting details of the village and its surroundings.

Here's a link to the page.


Thanks to Jeremy Horton for suggesting this article for the website.