Posted by on 25 March 2010 in Ancestry World Archives Project

Exciting AWAP news as the London, England, Land Tax Valuations, 1910 – better known as the 1910 Land Valuation Survey – is now live in AWAP and ready to be keyed.

The 1910 Land Valuation Survey was the first full and detailed survey of land ownership in the United Kingdom since the 11th century. The first, commissioned around 1086 by William the Conqueror, became known as the Domesday Book.

The Finance Act, 1909-1910, levied a tax on the incremental value of land in the United Kingdom. The Board of Inland Revenue determined the value of land on 30th April 1909 and from that date any sale, lease or transfer of land was subject to a levy on the increase in value.

Commissioned by Prime Minister Lloyd George, the 1910 Land Valuation Survey also became known as the Lloyd George ‘Domesday’ Survey and was a key element of his famous ‘People’s Budget’ of 1909.

This particular collection was prepared by the Inspector of Taxes and contains details of the valuation of land in the City of London and in Paddington.

It contains an estimated 33,700 records and will be indexed by address, proprietor’s (owner’s) name and tenant’s name.

You can start keying the 1910 Land Valuation Survey by clicking here.